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A duty to Prevent terror?

Universities have always had a unique duty among public institutions to safeguard freedom of speech with open debate in order to help university communities flourish and evolve. However, as terrorist atrocities continue to be committed, the publicís attention will inevitably turn to the arenas where radical and moderate ideas can be found in abundance- British…

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‘PREVENT stopped me studying the modules I wanted,’ says student

A UEA student has spoken out about how government legislation PREVENT kept him from choosing to study modules that interest him. Muqaddam Malik made the comments at the SU’s event ‘Is it ethical to monitor students?’ last week. The PREVENT strategy is government legislation aimed at preventing the radicalisation of young people in the UK,…

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UEA student questioned by Special Branch over Isis course reading

A UEA student has been questioned by counter-terrorism police after accessing pro-Islamic State (Isis) material online as part of their course reading. Students taking Clash of Fundamentalisms, a third-year PPL module, were directed to read passages from Dabiq, the online Isis-supporting magazine. Concrete understands that links to the Islamist material were posted on Blackboard, but…

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