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First, copies of The Gazette started disappearing from newsstands, then the student government reportedly demanded to sit in on editorial meetings, and now in what Canada’s only daily student paper is calling the latest crackdown on “campus press freedom,” Gazette staff are being turfed out of their offices to make way for a prayer room.
“Given some of the issues that we’ve been undergoing in the last nine months, it leads me to strongly suspect that [this eviction] is about something else,” said Gloria Dickie, editor in chief of the University of Western Ontario-based student paper, The Gazette.
In a Wednesday editorial entitled “Campus press freedom weakening under USC,” Ms. Dickie laid out her case against the University Students’ Council, alleging that student representatives have proposed dramatic funding cuts to the paper’s budget, sitting in on editorial board meetings and even briefly considered a…
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