Should school students wear a uniform?
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Many schools claim that when students attend in uniforms, it improves discipline, and leads to academic gains. But does it?
Big news for Myanmar.
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Victory for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy does not necessarily mean free speech is a given.
A video with historian David Starkey was removed from the University of Cambridge website.
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In defence of the campaign by students and lecturers at Cambridge for the university to take down a promotional video featuring the controversial historian.
#BrusselsLockdown: a time for armed guards … and cat pictures.
As is distant wars, journalists in France are now kept away from areas where security forces intervene against terrorists. Should this be welcomed?
The role of police during the students protests has come in for strong criticism.
The #feesmustfall movement brought gains for democracy. As relatively free spaces for enquiry, universities have a public duty to fight, not facilitate, a slide into a national security state.
Press freedom in peril.
Two incidents have stressed the fragility of free speech in Britain in the face of police use of anti-terror legislation to seize materials from journalists and academics. The Independent has reported…
Where should schools draw the line?
Courts have left teachers and administrators without adequate guidance on schoolchildren's free speech rights. Should schools exercise censorship?
Since 1982, over 11,000 books have been challenged by individuals seeking to have them banned from schools or libraries.
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When only six people showed up for a panel designed to raise awareness of banned books, the pot needed to be stirred a bit.
Students protest at South Africa’s Stellenbosch University demanding the right to be taught in English rather than Afrikaans, which they identify with apartheid.
The university should be the bastion of the right to free expression in the promotion of democracy, and has a moral and ethical obligation to provide spaces for fierce debate and critical engagement.
Facebook is trying to manage abuse and hate speech.
The social media giant says it takes online abuse seriously. But there are calls for it to do more amid reports it's not doing enough to deal with threats or abuse.
Watch what you say in there.
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David Cameron has attacked universities for allowing radical Islam to be spread on their campuses. But who draws the line when it comes to freedom of speech?
Cameron wants to counter radical narratives.
The British PM admitted that some Muslims don't feel they have a place in the UK.
A detail of Arlington National Cemetery’s Confederate Memorial – unveiled in 1914 – depicts a black soldier fighting alongside his white master.
What message does it send when we remove symbols of an unsavory – but important – part of American history?
Hulk Hogan is likely hoping the Florida jury is full of people who understand what it feels like to be him.
Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million in a case that not only could bankrupt the media empire known for its gossip but could erode the First Amendment as well.
What are the limits to academic freedom?
Recent cases of tweets by a Boston University professor about racism and others have raised questions about what might be the limits to academic freedom.
Watch what you say.
Counter-extremism proposals replace tolerance with incarceration.
Depressingly familiar aftermath of a free speech debate in Texas.
In the strange parallel world where free speech means causing offence and taking offence means revenge, life and death go on ad nauseam.
That’s no way to have a debate.
The PEN literary gala has been overshadowed by controversy.
Lars Vilks was due to speak in Gothenburg.
Lars Vilks was supposed to talk about free speech in Sweden but has been silenced by terror concerns.
At what cost?
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The new Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 may result in the UK countering terrorism with an extremist security policy.