Tag: free speech

Illinois Enacts Law to Protect Student Journalists Rights

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…

New Bill Stops Promotes Free Press in New Jersey Schools

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…

Cartoonist Rehired After 2-Month Free Speech Battle

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…

Free Speech in a Connected World

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…

New Podcast Tackles Free Speech

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…

Turkish Comedian Faces 2 Years in Prison for Satirical Tweet

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…

Art Spiegelman Talks Forbidden Images

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…