NEAR Newsletter May 2010
Welcome to the NEAR Newsletter. In this edition you will find our most recent Action Alerts and also an ‘Academic Freedom in the Media’ section, listing news by country (May 2010). Any comments and suggestions about the content and layout of the newsletter will be gratefully received at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEAR Action Alerts *Taken from the NEAR website
After being held at the French Embassy in Iran for ten months, Clotilde Reiss has had her sentence commuted to a fine of £208,000, and has been allowed to return to France, the Telegraph reported on the 16th May.
** Please continue to send us any relevant cases involving threats to academic freedom and education rights, for potential alerts.
Academic Freedom in the Media *By country, taken from the NEAR website
The Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR) is a membership-based, non-governmental organisation which facilitates international collaboration between organisations active in issues of academic freedom and educational rights, and committed to promoting an understanding of, and respect for, the values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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