Liberticidal Media Law Shakes Poland

Poland’s political scenario has recently been shaken by the ruling party's, Law and Justice (PiS), controversial new law on media funding and ownership. In mid-July, Law and Justice MPs submitted to the parliament (Sejm) a bill aimed at amending the existing Broadcasting Act in order to forbid entities from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) … Continue reading Liberticidal Media Law Shakes Poland

EU Digital Green Certificate Implementation and Privacy Concerns in the Italian Context

This 1st of July saw the adoption of the EU Digital Green Certificate, introducing Europe-wide rules relating to the freedom of movement of both EU and non-EU citizens in the European area during the current pandemic crisis. The EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate Framework legislation is specifically comprised of Regulation EU 2021/953 and Regulation EU 2021/954. … Continue reading EU Digital Green Certificate Implementation and Privacy Concerns in the Italian Context

Manipulation of Public Consciousness as a Strategy in Information Wars

Scientia potentia est (knowledge is power), so goes the famous Latin saying. This is particularly true in the 21st century, where knowledge and information are currencies with ever-appreciating value. But like any other instrument of power, knowledge can be manipulated as either a force for good or a dangerous weapon. Exploiting information and psychological manipulation … Continue reading Manipulation of Public Consciousness as a Strategy in Information Wars

Wahhabism and Saudi Kingdom: A Dangerous Alliance?

Saudi Arabia is frequently mentioned today, not only because of the wealth shown by the ruling family, but also and above all because of its investments scattered around the world. As a rentier state, Saudi Arabia has enjoyed a flourishing economy based on oil and gas exports for almost 70 years now. This enormous wealth … Continue reading Wahhabism and Saudi Kingdom: A Dangerous Alliance?

Is Representative Democracy the Best Option for Africa?

Representative democracy is a “system of government in which citizens elect representatives who propose and vote on legislation or policy initiatives on their behalf. It’s a form of indirect democracy, as opposed to a direct democracy, in which people vote directly on policy initiatives” The debate as to whether representative democracy is the best system of government for … Continue reading Is Representative Democracy the Best Option for Africa?

The Most Persecuted Minority

"Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?"― Friedrich Nietzsche "Atheism" is defined in terms of theism, and theism is the proposition that God exists and not the psychological condition of believing that there is a God. Hence, it follows that atheism is not the absence of the psychological condition of … Continue reading The Most Persecuted Minority

Questioning Secularism: The Vatican’s Role in Italy’s Latest Legislation

The Vatican, an independent city state within Rome, under the sovereign jurisdiction of the Holy See dates back to early Christianity. As its own entity of international law, while a religious institution and technically considered a ‘theocracy’ of sorts lead currently by Pope Francis, the Vatican’s strong influential presence in both, Italian politics, as well … Continue reading Questioning Secularism: The Vatican’s Role in Italy’s Latest Legislation