For immediate release This week, the National Coalition Against Censorship sent a letter to the University of Central Oklahoma urging the University to adopt a statement affirming the value of free expression, as well as develop guidelines for the exhibition of student art, which would guarantee the viewpoint-neutral selection of artwork and establish a procedure […]
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Dr. Chris Markwood Dean of Arts, Media, and Design University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma Dear Dean Markwood, We were disturbed to hear about the removal of one of your students’ artwork from an exhibition. Our understanding is that Sarah Wall?aka "PIE"?displayed a number of her works as part of a curated student monochromatic […]
Of all the odd "indecency" rulings that the Federal Communications Commission has issued over the years, the silencing of Sarah Jones’s rap poem Your Revolution is the most deeply suggestive of the discriminatory nature of American censorship.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the second time that a law prohibiting commercial websites from posting material that is "harmful to minors" is overly broad, not narrowly tailored, and impermissibly vague.
Peter Arnett was fired from NBC because of statements he made in an interview on Iraqi television commenting on the strength of Iraqi resistance.