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3 December 2014

Stories from 3 December 2014

Turkey's Growing Corruption Problem Is Getting Harder to Hide

Transparency International has released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Turkey's five point decline in the index is the biggest of any country this year.

Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Face the Limits of International Law

AdvoxThe Bridge

The Zone9 case proves that in Ethiopia, international human rights standards -- and even national law -- are employed or ignored as political powers please.

Russia’s Largest Social Network Now More Popular Among Young People Than Any Website or TV Channel

RuNet Echo

Could Russians, if they spared more time for information instead of entertainment, make better use of online social networks' superior access to unfiltered news? Not necessary.

With Blood New and Old, Ukraine's Next Parliament Is Sworn In

As a new Ukrainian Rada is sworn in, a diverse group of MPs immediately faces high political stakes and intense public scrutiny.

India's ‘Braveheart’ Sisters Fight Back Against Sexual Predators

For defending themselves so assertively, people across India have praised Rohtak and Pooja as shining examples of how women should have the strength and willpower to fight back against attackers.

Guyanese President Shuts Down Parliament to Avoid ‘No-Confidence’ Vote

President Donald Ramotar has prorogued the country's parliament for six months (discontinuing the body, without dissolving it), aggravating already polarized political times in Guyana.

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