Honi Soit editors show a lack of courage

www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/university-newspaper-capitulated-after-removing-article-critical-of-chinese-communist-party/news-story/49566f19ffc077525881ce7d84449bcd

Whilst not familiar with the current dynamics inside the student union at Sydney university, I think that calling Honi Soit a ‘renowned’ university newspaper is a rather long bow.

It’s the campus publication of the student union, with, unless things have changed in recent years, elected editors with close links to one side or another in the campus student politics.

But such papers used to have the courage to attack the status quo, unless there was some sort of challenge to their own ideological or long term political interests.

I suspect that these days, there would be a risk of the PRC consulate ordering the PRC citizen students enrolled at Sydney to engage in a mass protest or occupation of the Honi Soit office if the article was published….

Published by Ernest Zanatta

Narrow minded Italian Catholic Conservative Peasant from Footscray.

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