- Excerpts from the farewell speech delivered by the Maldives’ outgoing president of thirty years as well as passages from the new executive’s November 11 inaugural address.
- Excerpts from Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo’s 15 August 2008 inaugural address.
- Excerpts from several tributes delivered at an 11 September 2008 memorial service honoring Bronislaw Geremek, a leading figure in Poland’s Solidarity movement.
- Portions of an open letter to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signed by 109 Iranian university professors concerning state policies being implemented in Iran’s universities.
- Excerpts from statements issued by the African Democracy Forum, the World Forum for Democratization in Asia, and the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy marking the first International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2008.
Documents on Democracy
Issue Date January 2009
Page Numbers 181-187