What is the role of scholars in speaking the truth?

Post by Haris Zargar on ISS blog BlISS
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Should scholars transcend impartiality and play a role as political agents revealing the truth? This is the argument made by PhD researcher Haris Zargar in his post on ISS blog BlISS.

He argues that with the rising assault on free speech and with disinformation being used as an instrument by states to undermine dissent, the role of researchers has become pivotal.

Scholars need to transcend their role of complicit impartiality and should seek to reveal and tell the truth as cognisant political agents.

Read the full post: 'Amid increasing disinformation and the silencing of speech, scholars must strive towards speaking truth', 17 January 2023.

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