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Putting limits on freedoms to the test

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Freedom is coveted, demanded, dreamt of, fought for, and yet elusive in practice and definition. The discrepancy in understanding what freedom is and entails is at the centre of our difficult times, or at one of the centres. 

Almost on a daily basis we confront a new test case and reminder of the thorny thicket which we have to brave. Not with machetes like in Africa, not with guns and coups like in Egypt and Syria, but hopefully with exhausting patience and tolerance.

One day we have Aum Neko, the transgender student whose aggressive style of campaigning has earned her bricks and flowers (more of the former it seems).

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