Los Angeles City College: Threats to Freedom of the Press

Category: Free Speech

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  • Advocates accuse L.A. City College of trying to censor campus paper

    January 28, 2010

    Los Angeles City College officials have infringed repeatedly on the rights of student journalists at the campus, according to two national civil liberties organizations. “No institution in SPLC’s recent memory has attempted censorship as persistently or with as many diverse methods as Los Angeles City College,” officials from the Student Press Law Center and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education wrote in a recent letter to Mona Field, president of the Los Angeles Community College District’s board of trustees. The letter alleges that college administrators have engaged in a “pattern of interference” with the work of the campus’ student […]

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  • ‘Los Angeles Times’ Covers FIRE’s Fight for a Free Press at LACC

    January 28, 2010

    The Los Angeles Times highlights FIRE’s and the Student Press Law Center’s (SPLC’s) opening shot in the battle for freedom of the press at Los Angeles City College (LACC), where the Collegian student newspaper has been repeatedly targeted for censorship and intimidated by administrators. The Times reports: “No institution in SPLC’s recent memory has attempted censorship as persistently or with as many diverse methods as Los Angeles City College,” officials from the Student Press Law Center and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education wrote in a recent letter to Mona Field, president of the Los Angeles Community College District’s board of trustees. […]

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  • FIRE and Student Press Law Center Address Threats to Freedom of the Press at Los Angeles City College

    January 18, 2010

    FIRE and the Student Press Law Center have written to Mona Field, President of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees, regarding threats to freedom of the press at Los Angeles City College (LACC, one of the colleges in the district) against student newspaper the Collegian and its student journalists. Here is one of the more interesting items in our letter: In April 2009, according to a May 13 article in the Collegian, student journalist Mars Melnicoff was working on a story about alleged academic fraud in LACC’s basketball program. According to the article, basketball Head Coach Mack Cleveland […]

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  • SPLC and FIRE Letter to LACCD President Mona Field, January 15, 2010

    January 15, 2010

    SPLC and FIRE Letter to LACCD President Mona Field, January 15, 2010 by FIRE

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