Brian Martin, on his Suppression of Dissent website, lists some of the methods used against dissenters/critics:-
- censorship of writing;
- blocking of publications;
- blocking of appointments;
- blocking of promotions;
- blocking or withdrawal of research grants;
- forced job transfers;
- denial of research opportunities;
- legal actions;
- ostracism and harassment;
- spreading of rumours.
Talk about a textbook example of the suppression of dissent!
Oh wait a minute - what about "Self-censorship" - this "occurs because people are worried about risking their jobs, promotion prospects or ability to live without threat in their community, or because they fear direct suppression". We also have confirmation of this.
So the Uni also gets a double bonus for achieving this.
100% plus a double bonus for the University of Newcastle - is it a leader in its field?