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Stories about Governance

10 October 2014

If Activists Were Prime Ministers, the Hunger Strike Over the Highway in Trinidad Would Be Over

A satirical video dealing with the Highway Re-Route Movement's protest over the construction of part of a bypass, calls out the government's "commitment to truth vs. spin”.

A Student Movement Against a Mishandled Sexual Abuse Investigation Rocks West Bengal

Students, as well as members of the general public, have mounted a sudden and effective campaign to express their outrage with the way authorities have handled a recent molestation case.

8 October 2014

Hassan Rouhani's Iranian Nuclear Balancing Act

The Bridge

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's realist-pragmatist approach has enabled him to take the helm of politics at one of the most sensitive moments in Iran's recent history.

7 October 2014

France Continues to Attract Investors, but Its Public Debt Worries Economists

France's public debt is set to rise by more than 70 billion euros next year, yet France is currently borrowing at historically low rates.

With Ayotzinapa Attack, Have Violence and Corruption Reached a Tipping Point in Mexico?

Authorities have discovered a mass grave, and some believe the bodies were those of student teachers missing since their bus was attacked by Mexican police and members of organized crime.

6 October 2014

Why Singapore Artists Rejected the Government's Self-Censorship Scheme

Singapore’s decision to ban a political documentary has renewed the debate over the country's policies that undermine the freedom of artists.

4 October 2014

Battleground Instagram: the Jamaican Reggae Artiste vs. the Youth and Culture Minister

Recent online misadventures of Jamaica's state officials are an example of how social media are changing the way Caribbean politicians interact with the public.

3 October 2014

“Democratize Development!” Say the Women of Trinidad's Highway Re-Route Movement

Global Voices Caribbean editor Janine Mendes-Franco reports from a protest against construction plans for a stretch of highway that represents growing public dissatisfaction over the government's lack of transparency.

1 October 2014

Once Banned From the US, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Goes Stateside

Modi, who was banned from entering the United States for nearly 10 years, has reached out to the Indian diaspora in the US and top CEOs during his visit.

30 September 2014

Surviving Sierra Leone's Three-Day Ebola Lockdown

Some point out that cultural practices in parts of Sierra Leone aggravate risks, such as bathing in water used to wash Ebola victims, believing it will bring good luck.

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