• The Case For Professor Saibaba: Understanding The Effect Of State Of Exception Rules In India

    Scholars at Risk is a network of universities aiming to protect academic freedom and freedom of expression from intimidation and/or authoritarian measures. Protecting freedom of expression is integral to a peaceful and democratically sophisticated society. SAR has been working for 20 years towards this mission, building a large network...
  • You’re Fired! For what you posted on social media

    There have been several cases in the media recently about people being fired from their job, or kicked out of university, for what they post on social media. Many people disagree with this, citing freedom of speech. Surely one’s private opinion should not affect their employment? However, as soon...
  • The University of Nottingham should not shun the Sun

    The Sun has set over Nottingham and across university campuses throughout Britain. Over the past few years, a number of prominent universities have banned the sale of The Sun newspaper and other controversial publications (including the Daily Mail and Daily Express) on campus, initiating debate regarding the quality, or existence...
  • Freedom of Speech, Solidarity and Democracy: Our Petition Against NUS

    ‘No to NUS Nottingham’ is proposing that we as students of the University of Nottingham should be able to have our say in a referendum on our membership of the National Union of Students (NUS) in light of recent developments. We want to engage with as many students as possible...
  • Charlie Hebdo: “legitimate grounds to reflect on how society functions and what can be done to improve it”

    Following the abhorrent shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, discussions on freedom of speech and religious sentiments have dominated all forms of media. While the majority of people are spending time focusing on these debates, a self-serving few have decided to engage in the highest form of...
  • Je suis charlie, and you should be too

    At 11.30am on the 7th January, armed gunmen stormed the offices of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring several more. Three men are currently on the run from French police, sparking a manhunt throughout the city of Paris. As the old saying goes, ‘actions speak...