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Did You Catch Harvey's Latest?
Over at Minding the Campus, be sure to check out the valuable discussion generated in response to FIRE Co-founder and Chairman Harvey Silverglate's article last week on illiberal trends in higher education. Boston Herald editor (and FIRE supporter) Tom Mashberg, for one, offered a trenchant quote from economist Walter Bagehot: "A bureaucracy is sure to think that its duty is to augment official power, official business, or official members, rather than to leave free the energies of mankind." On campus, where these energies are meant to be most free, bureaucrats have taken over, as Harvey's piece explains.
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When shouting silences speaking: Disinvitations, shoutdowns, and civil disobedience
No matter what you call it, when students and faculty silence free expression on campus, censorship wins.
After Utah city Dewey-decimates librarians’ free speech rights, FIRE threatens lawsuit
Elected officials in Orem, Utah, forbade library employees from criticizing government restrictions of book displays for gay pride month
FIRE launches expanded 2023 Free Inquiry Grant program, offering $200,000 to support research on free speech
FIRE is proud to announce that we have expanded the program to $200,000, with a maximum grant size of $65,000, to fund proposals supporting research that advances the understanding of free speech and academic freedom.
How to kill online free speech
The European Court of Human Rights provides a cautionary tale as the U.S. Supreme Court faces many challenges to its robust protections for online speech.