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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange after being arrested by British police and removed from the Ecuadorian embassy.

OPINION: What free-speech advocates need to know about Assange

Jason Martin, Chair of DePaul University Journalism Program April 22, 2019

The high-profile international news coverage of federal charges aimed at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has brought attention to issues of press freedom in an age of digital information security concerns...


Trump free speech executive order complicates DePaul’s history with controversial speakers

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor April 8, 2019

DePaul officials do not yet know how the university will be affected by a recent executive order from President Donald Trump. Trump’s order requires colleges and universities to “promote free and...

Victoria Williamson | The DePaulia

The death of discourse

The reprehensible state of free speech persists on campus
Daniel Schirmer, Contributing Writer March 12, 2018

As the national debate surrounding free speech on college campuses continues, DePaul has once again found itself in a dubious position. In February, DePaul denied its chapter of the Young America’s Foundation...

Victoria Williamson | The DePaulia

DePaul administration defends free speech after denying Steven Crowder

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor February 26, 2018

DePaul has found itself in the spotlight for receiving an award from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) — only this award isn’t the type most universities hope to win. FIRE awarded...

Panelists discuss issues surrounding free speech and expression

Panelists discuss issues surrounding free speech and expression

Tariqah Shakir October 30, 2016

Last week, four expert panelists came together at the Lewis Center on 25 E. Jackson to speak at DePaul’s Inclusive Speech and Expression Panel, which parsed how the two elements of speech come together...

Left to right: Black Student Union president Mario Morrow, University of Chicago professor Gerald Rosenberg and senior journalist in residence at DePaul Chris Bury discuss free speech on college campuses. (Danielle Harris/The DePaulia)

Free speech panel debate First Amendment

Danielle Harris October 24, 2016

DePaul became a major talking point in the national debate over free speech on college campuses after a visit from conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos turned chaotic last May. But DePaul is in...

People walk past an anti-Muslim advertisement placed on a Philadelphia public bus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Islamophobic ads highlight free speech controversy

Kevin Gross April 12, 2015

Look around the bus or train the next time you are riding the CTA; you will likely see a scantily clad advertisement for American Apparel, a picture telling you to “drink Bacardi,” or perhaps a promotional...

Attendees hold Je suis Charlie (I am Charlie) signs as several hundred people gather in solidarity with victims of two terrorist attacks in Paris on Jan. 10. (Jason Decrow | AP)

Je suis Charlie: The future of free press after Charlie Hebdo

Kate Kownacki January 18, 2015

Last week, few people knew of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Now, in the wake of a horrifying attack resulting in 12 fatalities, hysteria has been unleashed, leaving the future of free...

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