Tag Archives: press freedom

Oppression of Free Expression in Cuba

The death of Fidel Castro on November 25th was a joyous occasion for many Cubans around the world as it marked the death of one of the world’s most oppressive dictators. However, regardless of his death, many Cubans still fear that their freedom of expression

Montreal’s Breach of Press Freedom and Privacy

In late October, the Montreal Gazette  published a story claiming that Montreal’s police spied on La Presse reporter Patrick Lagace. The Gazette, as well as The Montreal Star, outlined how the police, through court-approved search warrants, spied on Lagace through his phone, gaining access to

Op-ed: In Defense of Cyril Almeida

On October 10, 2016, the Pakistani government placed a reputed and well-known columnist on the “Exit Control List,” banning the journalist from leaving Pakistan. The journalist was Cyril Almeida, who, only four days earlier, had published a widely-circulated article on a closed-door meeting of national

A Study of Press Freedom in Venezuela

In February of 2014, students took to the streets throughout Venezuela to address grievances with their government. The country had one of the highest murder rates globally, a 50 percent inflation rate, and a lack of critical daily supplies such as toilet paper and milk.