13 MPs request information from 27 universities on plans to address racism, protect freedom of speech

13 members of parliament have requested that 27 universities provide details on how they are addressing antisemitism and Islamophobia on campus, as well as how they are protecting freedom of speech for faculty, staff, and students who speak about the conflict in Gaza. The MPs have signed a letter asking for university presidents to provide information regarding how they are addressing discrimination, ensuring freedom of speech and assembly, and engaging with student and staff unions to facilitate open dialogue. “We are deeply concerned about members of the university community being profiled, reprimanded, and in some cases, disciplined, for the exercise of legitimate freedom of speech, expression and association,” reads the letter.

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