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Academic Roz Ward was temporarily suspended from La Trobe University for her comments about the Australian flag on Facebook. Richard Milnes/Newzulu

University changes to academic contracts are threatening freedom of speech

A new clause being embedded in a number of university contracts attempts to restrict academics from speaking freely in public debate about issues that are outside their area of research.
Why did Turkey’s government go after academics soon after the coup? Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Why Turkey wants to silence its academics

A scholar who grew up in Turkey explains the important role Turkey's academics play and why, following the recent coup, the government went after them.
Can global campuses promise the same academic freedom? Liz Lawley

On global campuses, academic freedom has its limits

As universities set up campuses globally, the blanket protections of academic freedom are becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee.

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