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· August, 2013

Stories about Politics from August, 2013

20 August 2013

Spanish Government's Complaint Box Causes Boomerang Effect

Why has the Spanish government's "complaint box" caused such controversy? Elena Arrontes explains.

School Teacher Becomes Target of Political Prosecution in Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing groups and the Hong Kong government are going after a school teacher who swore at police officers as they allowed a group of Falun Gong protesters to be harassed.

19 August 2013

The Moscow Mayor's Mischievous Viral Marketing

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny turns the tables on those harassing him about financing, nationalism, and transparency.

30 Years Ago: Remembering The Anti-Tamil Pogrom And Riots In Sri Lanka

Churches Attacked in Upper Egypt

Can the Movie “Elysium” Explain Immigration Today?

Elysium, a movie set in the year 2155 starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, attempts to offer an insight into the U.S. immigration system if comprehensive reform takes place

China: Egypt's Bloody Crackdown Brings Back Memories of Tiananmen

Thailand Wants to Monitor Conversations on LINE App

The proposal is intended to monitor online threats to national security. LINE has 15 million subscribers in Thailand.

18 August 2013

More Religion, Less Science in Indonesia School Reform

The teaching of Science and English language at the primary level will be merged with core subjects such as Bahasa Indonesia, nationalism and religious studies

VIDEO: Father of Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Speaks About his Case

Uzbek Authorities Seek to Control Bloggers

16 August 2013

Accused Nazi Concentration Camp Leader Dies Before Trial in Hungary

László Csizsik-Csatáry was the head of an internment camp for Jews in the city of Kosice, where he allegedly beat inmates with his bare hands.

Paraguay's New President is Sworn in

Businessman Horacio Cartes became the new president of Paraguay, ending the political and diplomatic impasse that the country entered into with the impeachment of Fernando Lugo in June 2012.

Who Will Win The ‘Biggest’ Legal Battle in Ghana's History?

The battle will decide whether Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama was legitimately elected following presidential polls held on 7 and 8 December, 2012.

15 August 2013

‘Selfies’ Protest Against Philippine Train Fare Hikes

Filipino activists are encouraging commuters and netizens to post "selfies" or self-portraits expressing opposition to train fare hikes.

Russian Police: Now Raiding Opposition Activists Without Warrants

RuNet Echo

Moscow police forced entry into a flat used by pro-Navalny activists, cutting down their reinforced door after they refused to let anyone in without a search warrant.

Iran: New Foreign Minister Has a Facebook Page

Chile Movilizado: Mapping the Student Movement

In Part Two of Elisa Moreno Gili's interview with Pablo Loyola of Chile Movilizado, we learn more about this platform and its impact on the delivery of student protest information.

VIDEO: Protests Against South Korea's Spy Agency Held Across North America

Bolivia's President Morales vs CNN: A Controversial Interview

An interview by CNN presenter Ismael Cala with Bolivia's president Evo Morales triggered divided reactions. Some praise Cala's moderation, while others celebrate Morales' determination and authority against "imperialist" media.

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