South Africa is limiting the right to protest

Jane Duncan, University of Johannesburg This year marks the 40th anniversary of the June 16 uprisings in South Africa. The apartheid regime responded brutally to the ensuing protests, with police shooting live ammunition at protesting schoolchildren. Given this history, to what extent does South Africa respect the right to protest today? The question should be …

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Morocco’s war on free speech is costing its universities dearly

Shana Cohen, University of Cambridge Morocco frequently turns to the courts when it doesn’t like what its critics have to say. The charges levelled against journalist and historian Professor Maati Monjib reinforce just how common this tendency, which emerged during the 1970s, is in Morocco. The State tries to quash critique among journalists and other …

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