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In the past years, technology has evolved up to a point where it had the power to enter in conflict with some humans rights. The issue of cyberspying by agencies such as the NSA and the CSIS affects the entire population, which is why I believe it is important to raise the awareness of the citizens on this subject.

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Many countries have been attempting to reduce or limit freedom of expression. Canada for has not been spared. After the attacks in Ontario and Quebec in October 2014, the federal government want to create laws that would silence citizens and certain views.

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The issue of terrorism has never been more of importance than now, with the recent attacks on the French journal Charlie Hebdo. On January 7th 2015, two Jihadist brothers, Cherif and Said Kouachi killed 12 journalists of Charlie Hebdo, an editorial known for its opinion on Islam and terrorism (BBC News). The days following the attack, a hostage taking situation happened in a supermarket. Amedy Coulibaly and his wife Hayat Boumeddiene were the principal actors of the siege (BBC News).

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In the article “Media Walk A Minefield of The Miffed, but Self-Censorship Is A Slow Suicide” published in the Globe and Mail on January 17 2015, Elizabeth Renzetti discusses the question of the limits of freedom of speech and the opinions regarding religious issues. When referring to the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Renzetti argues that faith should not be exempt from mockery, not according to free speech. However, she points out the fear to offend certain group, especially after the event, whereas the Globe and Mail decided not to publish Charlie Hebdo's cartoons.

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