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Going forward, European nations, singularly and collectively, should also start thinking about charting a security course that is divorced from NATO and Washington DC's interest of maintaining a military hegemony in the region, writes Sipho Masondo

We live in a dispensation where journalists are unnerved by the prospect of voicing their opinions for fear of being on the wrong side of political correctness.

There are few things worse than journalists who don't have opinions on domestic, regional, and global socio-political dynamics. The media fraternity in South Africa is home to a band of journalists - I know a handful - who have strong views about the country's bleak socio-economic outlook, but would rather resort to self-censorship than dare venture an opinion, and risk stepping on the toes of some powerful plutocrat in Stellenbosch.

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