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New ‘FIREside Chats’ Episode is Now Available
The fourth installment of our FIREside Chats podcast series is now available on the multimedia page. In this episode, Emily Guidry, FIRE's Media Director, and Samantha Harris, FIRE's Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, discuss Hayden Barnes's case at Valdosta State University and the school's unconstitutional speech zone, both of which are also the focus of our latest video documentary. Be sure to check back every Monday for all-new episodes.
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Twitter removes ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ posts in another loss for free expression on the platform
Blanket bans on words and images with no regard to context shuts down conversations about important issues of public concern.
Wayne State professor suspended after provocative Facebook post criticizing shout downs
Wayne State University Professor Steven Shaviro used his personal Facebook account to criticize protestors who shout down speakers with purportedly bigoted views.
A step in the right direction: West Virginia Governor signs ‘New Voices’ bill into law
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed the Student Journalism and Press Freedom Protection Act into law, granting statutory protections to student journalists in public K-12 schools and public institutions of higher education.
Cornell must reject student government’s call for trigger warnings
Cornell University’s student assembly adopted a resolution urging the administration to require faculty to provide content warnings prior to discussing potentially “triggering” material in the classroom.