CENSORSHIP OR ACADEMIC FREEDOM?

Last year, the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) and freshman student Sinan Cingilli sued the President of the University of Minnesota, the Director of its Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS), and the University itself for constitutional violations in the process of dishonoring its own statement of academic freedom. The Board of Regents for the University declared on December 8, 2006: “Academic freedom is essential to achieving the University’s mission. Community members are expected to: promote academic freedom, including the freedom to discuss all relevant matters in the classroom, to explore all avenues of scholarship, research and creative expression and to speak and write as a public citizen without institutional discipline or restraint; and…defend intellectual honesty and freedom of inquiry and instruction [and] to respect those with differing views…”  [read]

 

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Turkish American Legal Defense Fund - TALDF
1510 H St. NW Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-370-1399 ext.13, Fax: 202-370-1398