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

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

University alerts students to danger of leftwing essay

2018-11-16T15:09:32+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

An essay by a prominent leftwing academic that examines the ethics of socialist revolution has been targeted by a leading university using the government’s counter-terrorism strategy. Students at the University of Reading have been told to take care when reading an essay by the late Professor Norman Geras, in order to avoid falling foul of Prevent.

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