Today, I stumbled upon two German news stories that were both highly disturbing, overlapping with some of my writings, and showing how easy it is for the any of us to fall victim to forces that we might naively believe ourselves protected from*. 1,444 more words
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Over the course of the last year, targeted online harassment of faculty has emerged as a significant threat to academic freedom. Fueled by websites such as Professor Watchlist, Campus Reform, and College Fix, campaigns of threats and harassment are directed against faculty members for what they are reported to have said in the classroom or posted on social media. 498 more words
Winston Peters may be trying to emulate Donald Trump’s approach to journalists – attacking them when he doesn’t like what they say.
Long time RNZ journalist and now E tū journalist representative, Brent Edwards, says this could have ‘a chilling effect’ on New Zealand journalism. 319 more words