15 novembre 2017

Free university education plan gets a 'Z' from expert

A leading educationalist has said that if President Jacob Zuma moved ahead with an alleged plan to announce free education across the board through a controversial funding scheme, it would spell disaster for the country, writes Ranjeni Munusamy, Qaanitah Hunter, Sabelo Skiti and Ernest Mabuza for TimesLIVE. More...

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12 novembre 2017

Editorial: NTEU calls for free tertiary education (Advocate 24 03)

NTEU has always had a free education policy consistent with Education International (EI) policy that all public education should be tuition fee free. This motion, however, positions the NTEU to advocate for a very real change in government policy. A change that challenges the reliance upon student tuition fees as the major component of university funding; from the contributions of Commonwealth Supported Place holders, to the deregulated fees in most coursework postgraduate programs to the income from the massive international student ‘market’. More...

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Murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "council of europe"Ms Daphne Caruana Galizia is the fifth journalist killed in Council of Europe member States in 2017 and the 21st reported since the Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalists became operational in April 2015. More...

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The law on freedom of assembly in the Russian Federation needs thorough revision

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "council of europe"In a Memorandum published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, recommends that the Russian authorities thoroughly revise the country’s legal framework governing public events, in consultation with domestic human rights structures, so as to bring it in line with international standards. More...

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Arbitrary Internet blocking jeopardises freedom of expression

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "council of europe"“Internet blocking is a widespread phenomenon in Council of Europe member states”, says Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in his latest Human Rights Comment published today. More...

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07 novembre 2017

Opposition pledges free higher education for all

The opposition coalition known as Pakatan Harapan says that tertiary education will be free to everyone within 10 years if the Pakatan Harapan pact succeeds in taking control of Putrajaya in the next elections, reports Yiswaree Palansamy for the Malay Mail Online. More...

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Demand for Hawking's open access thesis crashes website

Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis has caused the University of Cambridge's website to crash after being made freely available to the general public for the first time, writes Rozina Sabur for The Telegraph. More...

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Universities face fines for not protecting free speech

By Brendan O’Malley. Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has called on the new higher education regulator, the Office for Students or OfS, to champion free speech and openness in United Kingdom universities, in a statement published by the government. More...

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02 novembre 2017

Freespeechdebate.com, la liberté d'expression en 13 langues

Logo - Thot CursusDe tous temps, pouvoir parler librement et sans contrainte a été un combat. Aujourd’hui, la notion de liberté d’expression est loin d'être une réalité dans de nombreux pays. Plus...

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29 octobre 2017

Why the American Free Tuition Debate is Different (redux)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. As many of you know, I’ve been around the block a few times around the issue of “free tuition” (see here here here and here for a few examples if you’re interested/have forgotten/find these pieces amusing).  But one thing that I’ve found fascinating about the developing American discourse on free tuition is how very different it is from that of other countries.  I’ve written before about how the presence of private universities changes the nature of the debate in the US, but the actual rationale for universality is different as well. More...

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