Iowa State University invites its students to craft their own educational "adventure" as they obtain a college education. Erin Furleigh and Paul Gerlich are students at ISU whose adventure has included censorship and, now, a federal lawsuit.
Many of the UK's Internet service providers (ISPs) turned on "porn filters" under the guise of protecting the "innocence of children," but as warned by opponents of Internet regulation, the filters are now blocking large amounts of clean content.
I'm proud that The Miseducation of Cameron Post is now in the company of so, so many novels that have been banned and challenged and censored throughout history--many of them among my all time favorites, the very books that shaped me as a reader, a writer, and a person.
For seven years I have written for The Huffington Post about the problem of campus speech codes -- absurd, often unconstitutional restrictions on the ...
Far more than being simply a source for news and current events, newspapers and other mass media outlets provide a voice for the people as well as a place where officials can be held accountable and questioned by any and all citizens.
As western democracies find ways to limit content online, it gives more heavy-handed governments like Russia an excuse to jump on the global Internet censorship bandwagon.
To praise Iran's president for his diplomatic successes means forgetting all too easily that the situation within the country has changed little, if at all, since his election.
In forty years perhaps the WikiLeaks cables will be declassified and heralded in the same way that the Pentagon Papers were a few years ago. And by then, the investigation into WikiLeaks will be seen as the selective political assault that it is.
Here's what passes for good news when it comes to a free press these days: two weeks ago, the Supreme Court refused without comment to hear a case involving New York Times reporter James Risen.
Every three months for over 20 years, legendary NYC literary agent and activist Frances Goldin would take a two-day trip to a maximum security prison in Pennsylvania to visit her client and friend on death row -- black scholar, author and freedom fighter, Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Everybody's got to eat. With this short statement, we wanted to communicate a strong but simple message: a woman should never be made to feel indecent for feeding her children in public. At her workplace, school, a gym, or in a store, at a park, in a restaurant. Anywhere.
I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.
I completely respect anyone's right to object to the utility or even the permissibility of making such videos. Here's the thing: It's not the stance you take, but the way in which you articulate that stance which matters.
According to the operating consensus, the American public has no right to know what the CIA is up to, even when what it's up to is extremely questionable in terms of dealing with our officially proclaimed enemies; and liberating such data from the crypt called classification is criminal behavior.
Google has announced that they are now accepting requests from Europeans to take down links to unflattering or potentially damaging reports or content. What lies ahead is an ethical and legal morass of issues and contentious debate.
Prime Minister Vucic is a potentially dangerous man. During these turbulent days, he has shown that he is willing to push the panic button and would rather seek counsel from conspiracy than science.