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Governance

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Latest stories about Governance

16 April 2014

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One Bottle of Wine Too Many for Australian State Premier

"Memory fail' over wine gift brings resignation of New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell.

14 April 2014

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Tunisian Blog Launches Whistleblowing Platform

Tunisian award-winning collective blog Nawaat has launched its own whistle-blowing platform: Nawaat Leaks.

12 April 2014

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Russia Reconsiders Bitcoin?

RuNet Echo

A partial exodus from Russia by MasterCard and Visa has inspired some digital currency enthusiasts to propose Bitcoin, the world's leading crypto-currency, as a solution to the country's monetary problems.

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Will Russia Regulate Blogs Like Mass Media?

RuNet Echo

The regulations would require fact-checking, age restriction warnings, and obeying election laws, among other responsibilities.

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Caribbean Loses Valuable Steward with Passing of Professor Norman Girvan

Economist, intellectual, Caribbean man: As news of Professor Norman Girvan's death spreads throughout the region, netizens pay him tribute in glowing terms, calling his legacy "powerful" and his voice "magnificent".

11 April 2014

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Chinese Court Upholds Activist Xu Zhiyong's Prison Sentence

The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.

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Trinidad & Tobago Mourns Former Prime Minister & President, A.N.R. Robinson

Twitter users are paying their respects to the late A.N.R. Robinson, former Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago, who is being hailed as a visionary and a patriot.

10 April 2014

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‘Deputy Political Center’ Rumor Heats Up Chinese City Baoding's Property Market

Average prices of new homes in Baoding rose by 4.8 percent from the previous month, the highest monthly growth seen among all 288 cities.

9 April 2014

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Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers?

Economic sanctions are often proposed to penalize countries guilty of bad government. But do they actually help bring about good government?

7 April 2014

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300 Pakistan International Airlines Employees Fired for Fake Degrees

It's not the first scandal of its kind to rock Pakistan, where even lawmakers have been caught using fake academic degrees.

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