“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.
CATEGORY: Academic Freedom
Mehmet Ugur: We will eventually see an erosion of the authoritarian, nationalist and fascist elements in Turkey
“Where will it lead? I can’t tell. Changing and rebuilding the institutions will be a massive task.”
We declare our solidarity with Academics for Peace, and with all progressives under threat in Turkey.
When 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.
The controversy followed reporting of alleged hazing at an all-male and secretive sporting club, the Knights of the Campanile
Dr. Kassem Alsayed Mahmoud speaks to Emily Seymour about Syrian academic freedom
The initiation ceremony, or “hazing”, was seemingly meted out to those invited to become members of the Knights of the Campanile, an invitation-only sporting society, based on similar bodies at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Turkish academic Zübeyde Füsun Üstel now faces 15 months in prison after signing a petition calling for the Turkish government to change its policy towards the Kurds. She could become the first academic imprisoned for adding her signature.
Ethiopian blogger and academic Zelalem Kibret was raised in a country where living in silence or speaking your mind was often a choice between life and death.
A narrative of safety and risk is hampering freedom of speech on UK university campuses, a new Index report has found.
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