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This House believes that Western democracies should openly try to circumvent Internet censorship in oppressive regimes
17 May 2013
Burma | censorship | Censorship & IP | China | digital rights | International Relations | internet freedom | Surveillance technology | Internet | Science
Internet censorship has been growing precipitously in countries around the world. Freedom House finds that 20 of 47 countries examined have increased their...
This House would use foreign aid funds to research and distribute software that allows bloggers and journalists in non-democratic countries to evade censorship and conceal their online activities.
18 May 2012
Arab Spring | censorships | China | Digital Freedoms | Freedom of Expression | Human rights | international aid | Internet | software
Free Speech Debate team blog: Enemies of the InternetFree speech is a fundamental human right; everyone, everywhere has an inalienable right to give their...
23 Mar 2012
The question Tibet's status vis a vis China has been a major international political debate ever since the Chinese government occupied the territory in...
21 Feb 2012
birth control | China | Communism | family | Gender | Government | little emperors | population growth | Family | Youth | Society
Since 1979 the People’s Republic of China has pursued a population control policy that limits all families in China’s largest provinces (with some exceptions...
20 Feb 2012
China | Dalai Llama | Independence | sovereignty | Tibet | Asia | International law | International | Law
Located high in the Himalayan Mountains, Tibet is one of the most isolated places in the world. Yet while it is geographically and culturally distinct, it has...
This House believes that countries with an imbalanced male/female ratio skewed towards males should encourage parents to produce girls.
17 Feb 2012
China | discrimination | gender | Gender | gendercide | India | selectiveabortion | Family | Society
This debate discusses nations with a large imbalance in the number of men and women within the population. The motion refers particularly to countries where...
17 Feb 2012
boycott | China | Diplomacy | Olympics | Olympics | opening ceremony | protest | regime | Repression | sport | Tibet | Human rights
Sports events have often played host to gestures designed to make political points. Holding as they do worldwide media attention, they act as a platform to...
26 Jan 2012
China | France | Permanent 5 | Russia | security council | Security Council Veto | United Kingdom | United Nations | United States | Global | International
The United Nations was established in 1945 by means of the Charter of the United Nations. The membership of the organisation currently comprises almost every...
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The second day of the debate tournament "Belgrade Open 2013" showed the strong competitive spirit of the debate teams that are fighting for the title...