Category : Academic Freedom

Free speech on campus is a key Index on Censorship project to defend and expand freedom of speech at colleges and universities around the world

The Government’s policy paper on higher education: free speech and academic freedom

alt informationIndex on Censorship responds to seven specific policy proposals, including the appointment of a Free Speech and Academic Freedom Champion

Should we have to respect or just tolerate abhorrent views?

alt informationAcademics at one of our most learned institutions vote next week on what free speech means. Our CEO says respect should be earned

Academic freedom in Hong Kong: “It’s a storm and no one wants to go outside, even with an umbrella”

alt informationAcademics are losing tenure and teachers are being fired as China's national security law bites

Cases against Academics for Peace have become emblematic of the attacks on freedom of expression in Turkey

alt informationOn 26 July 2019, Turkey’s highest court brought new hope to Turkish academics when it ruled that ten educators who had signed the petition “We will not be a Party to This Crime!” (Bu Suça Ortak Olmayacağız) had been tried unfairly and in violation of their rights. 

Ex-IRA man takes academic freedom case to the UK’s Supreme Court

alt informationFormer IRA member Anthony McIntyre has been granted a UK Supreme Court hearing in an attempt to stop the PSNI getting hold recordings of interviews he gave about his role during the so-called “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. 

Teng Biao on human rights in China: ‘I cannot be silent, and I cannot give up’

alt information“I realised that I had been cheated by the Chinese government,” legal scholar Teng Biao said describing his drive to pursue a career in human rights law.

Mehmet Ugur: We will eventually see an erosion of the authoritarian, nationalist and fascist elements in Turkey

alt information"Where will it lead? I can’t tell. Changing and rebuilding the institutions will be a massive task."

Solidarity with Academics for Peace imprisoned in Turkey

alt informationWe declare our solidarity with Academics for Peace, and with all progressives under threat in Turkey.

Move to protect free speech on US campuses raises concerns

alt informationWhen conservative Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson was invited to deliver the distinguished Roy H Park Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s journalism school, outrage erupted over the choice.

Ireland: Students at Trinity College vote against proposition to defund University Times

alt informationThe controversy followed reporting of alleged hazing at an all-male and secretive sporting club, the Knights of the Campanile

Syria’s universities: Tragedy and disaster

alt informationDr. Kassem Alsayed Mahmoud speaks to Emily Seymour about Syrian academic freedom