Documentary exposes censorship by Students’ Union

Over the last few months a number of incidents have happened involving the Students’ Union which amounted to accusations of censorship of free speech.

As editor of The Linc for the past year, I was in the privileged position to be able to report on these incidents and get the news out there to students as best I could.

However, unless you were fixed on our news updates, it was hard to keep up with it all – something new was happening every day, or so it seemed.

The banning of the Conservative Society on social media was huge. It received worldwide coverage and became a talking point on twitter, in newspapers and on TV and radio shows.

So I decided to make a television documentary, called ‘Censorship BA (Hons)’, which gives an inside look into the events of the last few months.

It’s around a quarter of an hour long and it’s well worth a watch if you’re a student at Lincoln, an alumni, or just someone who cares about free speech.

You can watch the video below:


If I may partake in a brief period of self-indulgence, I would like to thank the wonderful news team of Liam O’Dell and Michael Barwise who worked with me to uncover this story and for everyone who came to us with information.

This documentary wouldn’t have been possible without that.

Hopefully, our investigation shows the benefits of there being an independent news outlet at the university as you may not know that we are one of the few student newspapers in the country that do not receive funding from the university or students’ union.

The documentary is my last piece of work for The Linc as editor.

I reflect back on my role with great fondness and I wish the new team all the very best going forward.

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