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Nothing compares to free speech

Nic Cheeseman

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman writes about the importance of freedom speech: as a liberty to be defended in its own right and a means to better governance.

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It is time to defend the freedoms bestowed by the constitution in Kenya

Nic Cheeseman

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman argues that the freedoms enshrined within the Kenyan constitution are currently under threat from the Kenya Information and Communication Bill (2013) and Miscellaneous Amendment Bill (2013).      

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The media, corruption and democracy in Africa

The media, corruption and democracy in Africa

Does the media in Africa spur democratization by promoting free speech or constrain political liberalization because it is rife with corruption? But just how widespread and damaging is media corruption? Dominic Burbidge, a D.Phil candidate at the University of Oxford, investigates. Towards the end of a book detailing the inner workings of East Germany’s Stasi […]

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