In the Media

Law-breakers in the library

PUBLISHED November 8, 2005

Academic freedom is a noble notion: enshrined in law, cherished by universities and defended to the last breath. But tomorrow it will come under fire as MPs debate the finer points of the terrorism bill. Bubbling below the controversies over 90-day detentions and criminalising the "glorification" of terrorism are concerns about how academics can do their jobs without facing terrorism charges, should the bill pass as it currently stands.