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SABC bans DA television commercial critical of ANC

The South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC) has banned and refuses to show a Democratic Alliance (DA) political television commercial critical of current ANC government, ahead of the coming May elections.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar 'not yet a democracy'

Berlin - Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi warned Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy".
In the Media by Frank Zeller (AFP)

Thirst for democracy catches world powers off guard

Washington - Time was, overturning a freely-elected government would have earned a sharp US rebuke.
In the Media by Nicolas Revise (AFP)

Elections don't always lead to democracy, says Kerry

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke passionately about the "incredible yearning for modernity" sweeping across the world, warning that free elections do not necessarily usher in true democracy in many countries.The months of protests in Ukraine that...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: 'Twitch Plays Pokemon' takes the Internet by storm Special

In the wake of Flappy Bird's demise, a new Internet sensation has taken over that's one part Internet phenomenon, one part social experiment, and all parts frustration.
Digital Journal Report by Sylvannia Soulet

Op-Ed: Economic recovery cannot exist in a plutocratic America

Much debate is had every month when job reports are released about the state of our economy, but these debates are between politicians and economists and rarely reflect what the American people as a whole feel or think.
In the Media by Dan Arel - 11 comments

Cuba Edmonton Committee to Harper: Start supporting Cuba

Edmonton - A group supporting Cuba's right to self-determination and sovereignty is suggesting the communist country has more provisions for freedom than what is allowed by Prime Minster Stephen Harper's government in Canada.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

Op-Ed: Parallels in U.S. and South African history

Cape Town - The disenfranchisement of the black majority in South Africa did not begin with the rule of the Afrikaner-dominated Nationalist Party in 1948, but after a history of British colonization much like the U.S.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

Philippine leader to help in Myanmar's democratic transition

Philippine President Benigno Aquino will be helping Myanmar in its efforts to open its society to democratic reforms after many years of isolation brought about by the long years of military rule.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Op-Ed: Mandela dies at age 95

Johannesburg - South Africa has announced the death, at the age of 95, of former President Nelson Mandela, who led the country in the struggle against white-minority rule.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments
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