National Free Speech News & Commentary

Nobel Prize Winner Maria Ressa Fights For Press Freedom

Nobel Prize Winner Maria Ressa Fights For Press Freedom

November 25, 2022 1 min read

by Emily Bobrow, The Wall Street Journal

When the Philippine investigative journalist Maria Ressa won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, the committee called her “a fearless defender of freedom of expression” who “exposed the abuse of power, use of violence and increasing authoritarianism” of Rodrigo Duterte,

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The Culture of the Canceled

October 15, 2022 1 min read

On Monday, May 23, 2022, I went to bed around 11 p.m. and slept more soundly than I had in nearly two years. My easy rest may seem surprising. That day, Princeton University had fired me. . . 
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Princeton University Marks Constitution Day With Event Deeming Founding Document ‘A Form of Geopolitical Gaslighting’

September 29, 2022 1 min read

Princeton University celebrated Constitution Day in mid-September with an event featuring a panel of academics who spent 90 minutes deriding the country’s founding document as "a tool of geopolitical gaslighting" that "furthers a racial crisis and a democratic crisis."
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I Committed Journalism, and Princeton Told Me Not to Communicate

September 23, 2022 1 min read

In March, my college’s director of student life, Momo Wolapaye, told me by phone that another student felt “distressed” by me and had “requested a no-communication order.” 
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Commentary: The Biden Administration’s Illiberal Regulatory Attack on Campus Free Speech

August 01, 2022 5 min read

By Stuart Taylor, Jr., Co-founder, Princetonians for Free Speech

Old-fashioned civil liberties champions who have not paid much attention since 2010 or so might be surprised to learn that the Obama Administration used Title IX sharply to curb free speech on campus (as well as due process for students accused of sexual harassment and assault).

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How Universities Weaponize Freshman Orientation

July 15, 2022 1 min read

By ABIGAIL ANTHONY for The National Review

 I arrived at Princeton University in September 2019. I had looked at Princeton online and thought, “one day . . .” 

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