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‘Academic freedom needed around Israel-Palestine debate’

New Zealand academics say freedom to teach and research must be defended

More than 250 New Zealand education workers and students have signed an open letter calling for “academic freedom” around discussion of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

The letter, published on the website of the Australian literary journal Overland on 16 January, was signed by senior academics and other university staff and students, as well as secondary school teachers. It says that academic freedom is “an internationally recognised and legislative entitlement needed for teaching, learning and research, particularly on contentious and contested topics”. 

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