24th January 2016

Titles Banned By Universities Revealed

Spiked has revealed the newspapers and magazines banned by certain universities in the UK.


According to research by Spiked, universities in the UK are banning the sale of particular magazines and newspapers.

This research was done as part of the '2016 University Free Speech Rankings'.

Spiked has revealed the universities which have banned certain titles, in apparent censorship.

The bans uncovered by Spiked are enforced by the university student unions.

The research revealed that the majority of banned publications were banned due to their depiction of women.

According to Spiked, 28 UK universities ban the Daily Star and The Sun. This means that they are not avaialble to purchase in the student newsagents / shops.

The Sun and the Daily Star were, according to Spiked, banned thanks to the 'No More Page 3' campaign.

Four UK universities have banned the sale of all 'Lads Mags', according to Spiked.

Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine at the centre of terrorist attacks in Paris last year, has also been banned by both Manchester and Bristol universities.

According to Spiked, Charlie Hebdo was banned due to protests from muslim students about the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.

Research by Spiked has revealed that most UK universities engage in some form of censorship, whether it be from publications, speakers, or societies.

Further information can be found on the Spiked website.
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