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#IndexDrawtheLine: Youth Advisory Board round-up
08 Jun 2015
BY JORDAN MITCHELL

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Over the past few months, the Index on Censorship Youth Advisory Board has been coming together to ask difficult, yet essential questions; attempting to spark and promote thought provoking debates and engage the general public in societal issues and conflicts that affect us all.

The topics we have explored in #IndexDrawTheLine can be found below. You can follow the links to see the youth board’s full coverage.

  • Returning to the issue of extremism for our penultimate discussion, we looked at whether or not it has a place on campus, arguing that: “Universities should be places where young people have the freedom to learn, debate and use their knowledge to challenge guest speakers.”

But the conversation doesn’t stop there. We have to keep encouraging open debate and a level of transparency in a world full of censorship. It is imperative as new threats to free speech arise each day, and old threats recur. It is the responsibility of all of us to provide a voice for the voiceless, represented and unrepresented alike.

To join in future discussions, follow the #IndexDrawtheLine hashtag on Twitter.

This article was posted on 8 June 2015 at indexoncensorship.org

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