Posts Tagged ‘ free speech ’

Illinois Enacts Law to Protect Student Journalists Rights

August 17, 2016
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Illinois New Voices

Last month, New Jersey celebrated free speech with the consideration of a bill that will allow student journalists to exercise editorial control over content in school publications. Illinois is following suit with the passing of a law that grants students in their state the same power. The Speech Rights of Student Journalists act, which was…

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New Bill Stops Promotes Free Press in New Jersey Schools

July 28, 2016
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New Voices New Jersey

New Jersey is considering a bill that will not only allow student journalists the right to exercise editorial control over content in school publications, but halt censorship from officials who might deem certain materials to be too controversial. The bill, which was re-introduced on June 30 is part of the broader New Voices of New Jersey campaign…

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Cartoonist Rehired After 2-Month Free Speech Battle

July 5, 2016
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Friday Photo

Editorial cartoonist Rick Friday has been rehired by the Iowa-based newspaper Farm News, the newspaper that fired him two months ago for tackling corporate greed in the farming industry. Friday, who had a 21-year long stint with the newspaper, was abruptly fired back in May after undisclosed sponsors cancelled their advertisements with the paper in response…

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Free Speech in a Connected World

June 17, 2016
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Free Speech Principles

In a recent sit-down with Index on Censorship, Timothy Garton Ash, author and professor of European Studies at Oxford University, talked about his new book Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World and the increasing need for freedom of expression in a world that is shrinking day-by-day due to technological advancements. Garton Ash has dedicated…

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Organizations Urge U.N. To Take Action Against Free Speech Violations in Turkey

June 9, 2016
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Several free speech organizations recently submitted a formal statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council, calling for action to be taken to fix the “major deterioration” of free expression in Turkey. Earlier this month groups like the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), PEN International, and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to…

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New Podcast Tackles Free Speech

May 26, 2016
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So to Speak

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has launched a new bi-weekly podcast So to Speak dedicated to tackling and talking candidly about the subject of free speech. Since its founding in 1999 by University of Pennsylvania professor Alan Charles Kors and Boston civil liberties attorney Harvey Silvergate, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education…

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Turkish Comedian Faces 2 Years in Prison for Satirical Tweet

April 13, 2016
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Cem Yilmaz

Turkish comedian, actor, and cartoonist Cem Yilmaz went to trial on Monday for a recent tweet “insulting” Governor Selim Cebiroglu. Facing up to two years in jail for expressing his upset over the governor’s verbal abuse of math teacher Halil Serkan Oz, the trial against Cem Yilmaz further demonstrates the precarious position of free speech…

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Removal of Student Art Piece Incites Free Speech Concerns in Community

March 29, 2016
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denverpolicekkk

A controversial piece pulled from a Denver, Colorado, student art exhibit earlier this month has incited concerns in the community about free speech violations and sending the wrong message to students when teaching art. The art exhibit, done as part of a Denver public school outreach program, asked students to “select a master work of…

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Art Spiegelman Talks Forbidden Images

March 15, 2016
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Art Spiegelman

Acclaimed creator of the graphic novel Maus and staunch free speech advocate Art Spiegelman will lead a talk at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this May, during which he will discuss censorship and the impact the 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo had on the cartooning world. Entitled “Forbidden Images,” the veteran creator and…

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Free Speech Advocates Defend Cartoonist After Ted Cruz Cartoon Controversy

December 30, 2015
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Free Speech Advocates Defend Cartoonist After Ted Cruz Cartoon Controversy

Last week Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes and The Washington Post came under fire for publishing a cartoon depicting Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz in a Santa costume with his two daughters shown as dancing monkeys tethered to a crank music box labeled “Cruz 2016.” Although a majority of the backlash has come from fellow…

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