Free speech debate in New Zealand after mosque slayer’s manifesto banned

New Zealand’s chief censor has banned mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant’s white supremacist manifesto, as well as videos of his violent rampage. The bans have ignited a debate over free speech in the grieving country. Chief censor David Shanks declared the killer’s 80-page manifesto – entitled ‘The Great Replacement’ – “objectionable”on Saturday,[…]

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No place in Islam for triumphalism

OPINION by Shafiq Morton Social media for us journalists is like the street. On a daily basis, we have to stroll through it. It’s a gossip shop, but we have to deal with it, sifting out the fake news and other stuff in the coffee shops of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp[…]

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VOC gears up for the Great Cape Debate

With the 2016 Local Government Elections less than two weeks away, political campaigning in the Western Cape is intensifying as politicians vie for votes. Amid growing public frustration with the current political landscape, this election is expected to be a hotly contested one. In the build-up to the elections, VOC[…]

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Parly committee debates motion of no confidence rule

The National Speaker will retain the power to decide whether a motion of no confidence in the president is debated, according to proposals being debated by Parliament’s rules sub-committee on Monday. However, according to a proposed sixth draft of the parliamentary rules, parties would have to give hard evidence to[…]

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Govt criticised by opposition in al-Bashir debate

Government came under withering criticism on Tuesday from most opposition parties for disregarding a court order to keep and arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in South Africa while attending an African Union summit. Beginning the debate in Parliament in Cape Town, Democratic Alliance MP Stevens Mokgalapa said the executive was[…]

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DA debate: Merit vs Popularity

DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane won popularity points during a debate with his opponent Wilmot James, but the latter won on merit, a social media analyst said on Wednesday. “They said Wilmot had a better case and he debated really well. However, Mmusi has charm and charisma,” media monitoring group[…]

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DA facing identity crisis: analyst

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) public debate between leadership candidates Wilmot James and Mmusi Maimane represents a more contrasting approach to what is the norm in South African politics, according to political analyst, Prof. Andre Duvenhage. The two squared off in a televised debate on Monday night – a rare show[…]

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