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Are universities stifling debate on the Middle East?

Richard Bowen | 12:41 UK time, Thursday, 15 March 2007

It's a single issue show today and it relates to Mark's earlier post and the story about Leeds University. They've been accused of "selling out" academic freedom of speech by scrapping a talk on links between the Nazis and Islamic anti-semitism after allegedly receiving emails from Muslims protesting about the event. So, are university's shying away from discussing the Middle East? If you can't discuss issues like this at university where can you? Your thoughts.

Here are the one's that got away...

Laura liked Hungary. As the Hungarians prepare for their National Day there are fears that violence will mar the celebrations as they did during last year's 50th anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprising. One to watch I think.

Karnie wants to hear about the International report on the Ivory Coast women.

Helen suggests the story about gays in the army following Marine General Peter Pace comments over the weekend. Mark thought this was probably a bit old.


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