Newsdesk Articles: Home & Abroad


Reports state that all visa applicants must “submit any information about social media accounts they have used in the past five years" beginning on May 31. Read more

Another visa denial — this time for Palestinian politician and negotiator Hanan Ashrawi — is raising concerns. Read more

New York University faces tough questions from its faculty and student newspaper about its UAE Abu Dhabi satellite campus. Read more

Last week, Omar Barghouti was stopped from entering the U.S., where he was scheduled to make several speaking appearances at U.S. campuses. Read more

Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Steven Cook expressed disappointment over the cancellation of a planned event at Columbia University. Read more

Last week, Human Rights Watch raised concerns about alleged efforts by the Chinese government to influence or censor debate on campuses around the world. Read more

In reports last week, two U.S. government bodies voiced concerns about the presence of Confucius Institutes on American campuses. Read more

Often, universities will argue that their reasons for censorship have been misunderstood. Georgetown University-Qatar chose a different path. Read more

In a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State, FIRE, EFF, PEN America, NCAC, and Defending Rights & Dissent raised concerns about vetting of Chinese students. Read more

Earlier this month, the UC Davis sent a warning to some of its students cautioning about surveillance of messaging apps and political speech in China. Read more

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