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· December, 2013

Stories about Politics from December, 2013

24 December 2013

Blood on Camera: 18-year-old Syrian Dies Covering the War for Reuters

Molhem Barakat, a freelance photographer working for Reuters, was reportedly killed while covering a fight between and Bashar Al-Assad’s forces and rebels in Aleppo’s Al-Kindi Hospital. He was 18.

7 Rallies that Rocked Southeast Asia in 2013

Several Southeast Asian governments were confronted with big street protests in 2013. In Thailand, street protesters are still actively pushing for the ouster of the incumbent government

Emptying Russia's Prisons to Fill the Seats at Sochi 2014

RuNet Echo

Many Russian bloggers believe that the 2014 Olympics in Sochi played a major role in the early release of both Greenpeace activists and Pussy Riot, as well as Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

PHOTOS: Brutal Crackdown by 4,000 South Korean Police is Epic Failure

Over 4,000 South Korean riot police broke into the headquarter of the nation's 2nd largest trade union center without a search warrant, angering South Korean net users.

23 December 2013

Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko Officially Supports #Euromaidan Movement

#Lobbytweet, a Push for More Transparency in Germany's Politics

The initiative #Lobbytweet wants to bring more transparency into politics. With the hashtag #Lobbytweet, politicians can make their meetings with lobbyists public.

River Yamuna Needs Its Own Manifesto

Sri Lanka's Census On War Dead – A Step Towards Transparency and Reconciliation

22 December 2013

Will Pussy Riot Fight Putin's Amnesty and Remain in Prison?

RuNet Echo

The manner in which Mikhail Khodorkovsky was freed seems to differ from what awaits Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova and Alekhina, who have signaled some unwillingness to leave prison early.

Despite Passage of India's Anti-Corruption Lokpal Bill, Public Mistrust Remains

The bill in its current form is disputed as toothless and has serious loopholes, which puts the complainant in a disadvantageous position.

21 December 2013

PHOTOS: Protesting South Korea's Election Manipulation in New York, Paris, London

South Koreans living abroad held candlelight vigils in New York, Paris and London this weekend, accusing the government bodies' manipulation of the latest presidential election

My Tribe Is South Sudan and I Choose Peace

Using the hashtags #MyTribeIsSouthSudan and #iChoosePeace, South Sudanese and friends of the people of South Sudan are calling for peace and unity in the country.

South Korea: Class-action Suit Against Key Players of Election Manipulation

20 December 2013

Votes Cast in the Madagascar Presidential Elections Runoff

Hoping for a new start after a prolonged political crisis, Malagasy citizens went to the polls to select a new president on December 20.

The Postcolonialist Calls for Submissions on ‘Sites of Home’

Coup Attempt? Ethnic Conflict? Figuring Out the Crisis in South Sudan

Political strife and 500 civilians already reported dead: what, exactly, is behind the current crisis in the world's newest nation?

‘We Are Not Fine!’ Posters Go Viral at South Korea's Universities

One student's handwritten poster hung on his university's bulletin board voicing his frustration with social justice has gone viral in South Korea and inspired others to do the same.

Photos of Mass Candlelight Rallies in South Korea

Japan's Open Data Catalog Launches Beta Version

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