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· November, 2017

Stories about Politics from November, 2017

12 November 2017

Albanian Activists Hold Two-Day Protest Against the Building of Hydropower Plants in Valbona National Park

There are three hydropower plants under construction, and eight more are being considered by the Ministry of Energy in the pristine natural heritage areas across Albania.

Azerbaijani Activist Defies Government Pressure, NGO Stereotypes

"What I've seen during my lifetime is that most of the democracy and freedom fighters sold out in the end."

A Look Inside China's Propaganda Bureaucracy

Advox

How powerful is the Publicity Department of China's Communist Party? This article explores the history, functions, and expanding role of China's propaganda bureaucracy.

11 November 2017

Toxic Smog in New Delhi Leaves Residents Coughing and Demanding Action

“I have been coughing for over a month, and it is only [recently] I realized that it’s because of the pollution. But no one is doing anything about it.”

9 November 2017

Meet Khazar Fatemi, a Swedish Journalist Still Searching for the Afghanistan She Left Behind

"For me it is important to use the freedom my parents fought so hard for."

One Nation, One Tax: The Impact of India's Goods and Services Tax

The Indian government deems the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax a success, but many small businesses have been adversely affected and protests are mounting.

8 November 2017

Macedonian Fugitives from Justice Seek Refuge in Hungary

On 18 October, former secret policemen Goran Grujovski and Nikola Boshkovski were apprehended by Greek authorities at Thessaloniki airport while attempting to board a flight bound for Budapest.

7 November 2017

Insulting the National Anthem Is Set to Become Illegal in Hong Kong

"People will follow out of fear, but not out of respect. The anthem law can't force people to respect."

5 November 2017

What Happens when Montenegro Citizens Return Home After Fighting in Foreign Wars?

The documentary "The Road of No Return?" raises the issue of Montenegro and Balkan citizens who participate in foreign wars in Syria and in Ukraine and then return home.

Athletes, Politicians Back Georgian Soccer Player's Support for LGBT Rights

"We are far from getting there, but I see change," one Tbilisi resident commented.

3 November 2017

Indonesian Police Go After Social Media Users for Mocking House Speaker

Advox

"What does it say about....Indonesia when a politician can continue to act with impunity, while somebody who spreads a meme about him gets arrested?"

Data and Democracy: What Role Did Cambridge Analytica Play in Kenya's Elections?

Advox

The data analysis company that helped Donald Trump's campaign claim victory in the US is working with Kenya's ruling party.

China's Twitter Community Is Polarized Over Corruption Allegations by Fugitive Billionaire Guo Wengui

"When struggling with the CCP, one has to be cunning and wise -- borrowing power from one authority to crack down on the other one."

Local Australian Council Votes to Demolish Lawn Bowls Club Despite Viral Video Campaign

The viral social media campaign "All the Bowling Ladies" was not enough to save the Melbourne lawn bowls club from a hostile local council vote.

Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy

Advox

Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.

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