In spite of noble promises in their constitutions, many countries have a very restrictive approach to demonstrations.
To claim that protests are being organised suggests sinister motives. But all protest is organised. So are cake sales and shopping expeditions.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
Researchers find that mainstream media in New Zealand tend to present fossil fuel development as positive for the economy, while framing opponents as irrational and extremist.