Muzzle Awards

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The Jefferson Muzzle Awards are an award given in the United States by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression to people who are perceived to undermine freedom of speech.[1] The award categories are: Censorship of Students, Censorship by Students, Efforts to Limit Press Access on Campus, Threats to Academic Freedom and Silencing of Outside Speakers. [2]

For the first time in 25 years, the Jefferson Center expanded anti-free speech awards to 50 recipients, the 2016 award is also unique in the aspect that all of the recipients are colleges. “Never in our 25 years of awarding the Jefferson Muzzles have we observed such an alarming concentration of anti-speech activity as we saw last year on college campuses across the country.”[3][4]

Conversely, the Jefferson Center commended the University of Chicago, American University, Purdue and Princeton University for issuing “broadest possible latitude” statements concerning speech policy on their campuses.[5]

The 2016 Jefferson Muzzle Awards[4]

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  1. ^ "The Jefferson Muzzles". 
  2. ^ "25th Annual Jefferson Muzzles Awards Announces 'Winners'". NBC29. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  3. ^ STEVE SZKOTAK (19 April 2016). "Long list of colleges awarded ‘Jefferson Muzzles’ for limiting free speech". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "The 2016 Jefferson Muzzle Awards". The Thomas Jefferson Center. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  5. ^ DEREK QUIZON (20 April 2016). "Efforts to stifle speech by colleges, students 'honored' with Jefferson Muzzle Awards". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Brugger, Kelsey (March 16, 2015). "Tempest in a Teepee at SBCC". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 2016-06-30.