Government’s counterterrorism is limiting texts and topics students can access, experts say

2018-12-07T20:31:23+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

A counterterrorism strategy has created a “culture of fear” across UK universitieswhere freedom of expression and open debate is being stifled, experts and campaigners warn. The government’s Prevent duty, which requires institutions to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”, is having a “chilling effect” on free speech on campus, critics

Treating ‘honour-based’ violence as terrorism will only harm more women and girls

2018-10-12T20:48:06+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

On July 20, the death in Pakistan of Samia Shahid, a 28-year-old British woman from Bradford, was reported to Pakistani authorities in what is now believed to have been an “honour killing”. Her husband says she was tricked into going to Pakistan by her family. That same day, Theresa May gave her first prime minister’s questionsand agreed

Mandela Day: A man who knew deeply the subjective meaning of the word “terrorist”

2018-07-27T11:16:20+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Yesterday was Mandela Day and around the world mainstream news outlets celebrated Nelson Mandela, a man that Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan once labelled “terrorist” and an individual whose liberation movement embodied by the African National Congress and its allies was criminalised and its leaders imprisoned, some of them for the majority of their adult

The New UK Counterterrorism Strategy: Critical Questions for the ‘Prevent’ Strand

2018-07-13T18:39:02+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

A new version of the UK’s counterterrorism strategy (also known as CONTEST), was unveiled earlier this month. Of the four strands comprising CONTEST, it is the Prevent strand, preventing individuals from becoming terrorists and supporting terrorism, that elicits the strongest reaction from different sections of British society. Read more

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