Index on Censorship report on free speech on campuses erases the Muslim experience

2018-12-07T20:38:04+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

The Index on Censorship report into freedom of expression at universities ignores the experience of Muslims, who are facing the brunt of institutional policies to quell their right to free speech, in what amounts to a total erasure of their voice and experiences on campuses. The report arrives at some agreeable conclusions, and takes into consideration the

Universities: Is free speech under threat?

2018-10-26T18:44:23+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Free speech is being threatened at British universities by a culture of offence among certain students, according to critics. A Parliamentary inquiry has reported, regulator the Office for Students has threatened to fine universities that fail to uphold free speech and the Equality and Human Rights Commission is drawing up guidelines for universities. Read more

What’s going on with the higher education ‘free speech’ debate?

2018-05-11T14:51:22+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

The question of whether free speech at British universities is being threatened has been fraught with controversy in recent months. Sam Gyimah, as well as previous Universities Minister Jo Johnson, have accused safe spaces, no-platforming, and trigger-warnings as impeding free expression. However, many campaigners have pointed to the Prevent legislation as a greater hindrance to freedom of

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