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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The decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone was characterized by acts of horrific violence which led to four war crimes trials, three in Freetown and one in The Hague. Now that the sentences have been handed down and defendants such as Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia, are no longer in the headlines, Jon Silverman […]
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 […]