Macquarie University censors student media critical of response to sexual assault and harassment

Grapeshot Editor-in-Chief, Angus Dalton, said, “The article simply sought to give credit to our Women’s Collective for being at the forefront in advocating for policy change, and the efforts of my predecessor, Angela Heathcote, in investigating the mishandling of sexual harassment cases on campus.

“Apparently, this was too much for the university to bear.”

When asked for comment, a University spokesperson refused to answer why the article was blocked.

This is not the first time Macquarie University has come under fire for censoring their student publication. In June this year, the previous Editor-in-Chief Angela Heathcote was removed from her position with one week left of her tenure for failing to remove a Facebook comment when requested by Guerin.

http://honisoit.com/2017/09/macquarie-university-censors-student-media-critical-of-response-to-sexual-assault/

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