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Post by smelly-bandit on Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:33 am

Students at City University of London, home to one of the country’s most respected journalism schools, have voted to ban the Sun, Daily Mail and Express from its campus.

The university’s student union voted to ban the newspapers at its annual general meeting on Thursday night in a motion titled “opposing fascism and social divisiveness in the UK media”.

The motion said the titles have published stories that demonise refugees and minorities, have posted Islamophobic stories and “all actively scapegoat the working classes they so proudly claim to represent”.

It added that “freedom of speech should not be used as an excuse to attack the weakest and poorest members of society” and that the titles publish stories that are “inherently sexist”.

The motion, while largely symbolic, is embarrassing for the university, which runs one of the UK’s top journalism programmes

Less than 200 of the university’s 19,500 student population attended the meeting where the motion was passed to ban the newspapers “in their current form”. The motion added that the ban could be extended to other media organisations with the Sun, Daily Mail and Express titles “merely used as high-profile examples”.

The students’ union said there was “no place” for the papers on campus or university properties although it was unclear how the ban would be enforced.

A number of journalism students are looking to pull out of the union in protest against the decision, which they believe harms the university’s reputation. Many graduates go on to work at the Sun, Mail and Express titles in some capacity.

“Are they going to try and stop students carrying newspapers and will lecturers no longer be able to use or refer to them?” said one student, speaking to the Guardian.

The union has resolved to promote among the student body the “active pressuring” of the newspapers to “cease to fuel fascism, racial tension and hatred in society”.

Professor Suzanne Franks, head of the department of journalism at City University, said that students would continue to be allowed access to the three newspapers.

“Students on our journalism courses value being able to access the views of publications and broadcasters across the industry and the department will continue to enable all these opportunities,” she said. “We combine professional skills training with a concern for professional standards and the importance of fair, impartial and ethical reporting is at the heart of our courses.”

Yusuf Ahmad, president of the City University Student Union, said that the 182 attendees at the meeting had debated and passed 15 motions.

“A number of motions passed are committing resources of the union and will need the further consideration of the board of trustees,” he said, before commenting directly on the motion to ban the three newspapers. “The union is currently unaware of any outlets on campus selling the mentioned media publications. As with all motions, the union will be considering how it implements this.”

Index on Censorship chief executive, Jodie Ginsberg, said the union should not be trying to dictate what students could read. “People should be free to choose what they read. Rather than banning things, we should be encouraging people to voice their objections to views and opinions they don’t like.”

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/nov/18/city-university-students-vote-for-campus-ban-sun-daily-mail-express


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Post by smelly-bandit on Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:34 am

Sound familiar???

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:55 am

It's almost like people that work in journalism, have ethics and support truth in publishing are sick of the completely made up lies printed in RW trash mags Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

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Post by smelly-bandit on Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:57 am

veya_victaous wrote:It's almost like people that work in journalism, have ethics and support truth in publishing are sick of the completely made up lies printed in RW trash mags Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

Best thing to do is get rid of those lies



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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:00 am

That didn't work
now the far Right are trying a new strategy
since burning the truth didn't work they are trying to flood it with false claims and fear mongering nonsense


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Post by smelly-bandit on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:22 am

veya_victaous wrote:That didn't work
now the far Right are trying a new strategy
since burning the truth didn't work they are trying to flood it with false claims and fear mongering nonsense


Is your mind unraveling??

This thread is about LEFTWING liberals banning RW news.

Just like the nazi's did.


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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:07 am

smelly-bandit wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:
It's almost like people that work in journalism, have ethics and support truth in publishing are sick of the completely made up lies printed in RW trash mags Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

Best thing to do is get rid of those lies





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Post by Maddog on Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:55 pm

Lenin would be proud. Mass torture and murder cant be too far behind now.

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