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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

Is the Ugandan State on the Road to Totalitarianism?

At the start of May 2019, Uganda, the so-called Pearl of Africa, has faced yet another political crackdown on journalism and freedom of speech. The current regime through the Uganda Communications Commission issued a letter to suspend 30 journalists on Friday, May 3, 2019. “Uganda’s press regulator ordered 13 local media groups to suspend news […]

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Canada

Opinion: Ontario Free Speech Mandate A Win, and Not Just for ‘Reactionaries’

As announced August 30 by Ontario Premier Doug Ford, publicly assisted Ontario post-secondary schools will soon be required to implement a policy that meets his administration’s standards. These include: A definition of free speech Principles borrowed from the University of Chicago Statement on Principles of Free Expression That existing disciplinary measures apply to students who […]

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Opinion World & Society

Opinion: Why is Democracy so Difficult?

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” -Winston Churchill Democracy can be easily described in two ways: A failed experiment or a huge success. Within the comforts of our North American bubble, we often view democracy as a simple concept that is easy to follow and often times we […]