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Censorship is Everybody’s Problem

FIRE’s press release from yesterday details some of the cases that made 2005 FIRE’s busiest year ever. If 2005 made anything clear, it is that no student, regardless of his or her views, is safe from censorship on today’s college and university campuses. This year, we intervened on behalf of students censored for expressing viewpoints spanning the political spectrum:

These examples illustrate that everyone is fair game for the censors at today’s colleges and universities. Students and faculty of all political persuasions must guard vigilantly against threats to their fundamental freedoms, and FIRE is here to help. This year, FIRE released its Guide to First-Year Orientation and Thought Reform on Campus, which is the fifth and final volume of FIRE’s Guides to Student Rights on Campus. FIRE also launched Spotlight: The Campus Freedom Resource, an online database where you can research restrictions on freedom at hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. Moreover, FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program will continue vigorously defending students and faculty whose individual rights have been violated by their colleges and universities. Let’s all work together to preserve liberty in 2006!

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