Tagged: Censorship

Trumped-Up Anti-Semitism Charges at Rutgers Designed to Chill Free Speech Op-Eds & Analysis
Star-Ledger Editorial Board, NJ.com

Trumped-Up Anti-Semitism Charges at Rutgers Designed to Chill Free Speech

On a Saturday night in the Winter of 2011, an event called "Never Again For Anyone" was held at the Douglass Student Center at Rutgers.

on September 27, 2018
The Duthu Dilemma Op-Eds & Analysis
Jacqueline Keeler, The Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

The Duthu Dilemma

The Native American community of Dartmouth cheered the appointment of Bruce Duthu longtime mentor of Native American students, as dean of faculty in March. The College on the Hill was founded, according to the charter issued by King George III in 1769...

on May 31, 2017
Israel Denies a Work Visa to Human Rights Watch Researcher News Roundup
Ian Fisher, New York Times

Israel Denies a Work Visa to Human Rights Watch Researcher

The Israeli government has denied a work visa for an investigator for Human Rights Watch, a prominent advocacy organization, accusing the group of engaging in “Palestinian propaganda.” Human Rights Watch, which has worked in Israel for three decades, denied the accusation, calling the visa rejection “part of a pattern” of actions by the right-wing government in the country to hinder the work of rights groups.

on February 24, 2017
Andrew Cuomo’s Anti-BDS Blacklist Is a McCarthyist Scare Tactic Designed to Silence Political Speech News Roundup
Brendan O'Connor, Jezebel

Andrew Cuomo’s Anti-BDS Blacklist Is a McCarthyist Scare Tactic Designed to Silence Political Speech

Late on Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo released a list of 13 companies and institutions that his administration determined had supported or participated in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Per an executive order he issued over the summer...

on December 8, 2016
IDF Censor Redacts 1 in 5 Articles It Reviews for Publication News Roundup
Haggai Matar, +972

IDF Censor Redacts 1 in 5 Articles It Reviews for Publication

The Israeli Military Censor has outright banned the publication of 1,936 articles and redacted some information from 14,196 articles over the past five years. That is 1,936 articles that professional journalists and editors decided were of public interest but which never saw the light of day. In fact, the IDF Censor redacted at least some information from one in five articles...

on September 26, 2016
Cal Officials Reverse Course, Reinstate Controversial Class on Palestine News Roundup
Raquel Maria Dillon, NBC Bay Area

Cal Officials Reverse Course, Reinstate Controversial Class on Palestine

Amid concerns about academic freedom, UC Berkeley has reinstated a student-led course on Palestine a week after administrators cancelled the class. Jewish activists had argued the 1-credit "DeCal" class promotes anti-Semitism and had a political agenda.

on September 21, 2016
UC Berkeley Reinstates Class on Palestine Following Outcry Over Its Suspension News Roundup
Sam Levin, The Guardian

UC Berkeley Reinstates Class on Palestine Following Outcry Over Its Suspension

The University of California, Berkeley has reinstated a controversial course examining Palestine “through the lens of settler colonialism” after facing intense backlash that it was stifling academic freedom.

on September 19, 2016
Boycotts of Israel Are a Protected Form of Free Speech Op-Eds & Analysis
The Times Editorial Board, The Los Angles Times

Boycotts of Israel Are a Protected Form of Free Speech

In recent months, a number of states have passed laws or taken other official actions to punish companies that participate in boycotts against Israel. California soon may do the same. But if it does, it will be making a mistake. You don’t have to support the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to be troubled when state governments in this country penalize...

on July 5, 2016
Palestinian-Americans Respond to New York Governor’s Anti-BDS Executive Order News Roundup
Julia Carmel, Medium

Palestinian-Americans Respond to New York Governor’s Anti-BDS Executive Order

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order on Sunday that “unequivocally rejects the BDS campaign and stands firmly with Israel,” effectively alienating many Palestinian New Yorkers and Palestinian-Americans. Cuomo made his official announcement, which has since been widely criticized as unconstitutional, during a meeting held immediately before the governor and his staff marched in New York City’s annual Celebrate Israel parade.

on June 7, 2016
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