Ohio ACLU Warns CH-UH Library About Alleged Censoring of its Programs

March 12, 2008

Author: Kim Wendel

Source: WKYC


The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio warned the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library that recent censorship of public educational programs could stifle free speech.

Recently, the CH-UH library [canceled] the first program in a series on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, amid complaints that the presentation would be biased.

"The cancellation of this event is blatant and shameful censorship of particular views. Libraries should be a place where members of the public congregate and exchange ideas with one another," ACLU of Ohio Legal Director Jeffrey Gamso said.

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