Students: freedom of speech alive at Uni
Is free speech under threat at New Zealand universities?
AUT University history professor Paul Moon has penned a letter, signed by 27 prominent Kiwis, that rejects ‘‘the forceful silencing of dissenting views’’ on university campuses.
Moon used the example of the forced closure of the European student club at Auckland University, calling it a slippery slope to be wary of.
We asked students at Auckland University what they think - is there a lot of hate speech about? Or is the furore a storm in a teacup? have found it - like Auckland University - to be a very inclusive place.
Engineering student Sherjeel Shehzad, 18, says he hasn’t seen ‘‘any attempts at censorship’’ at Auckland University.