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Cases of suspension from teaching (and salary) or other sanctions to university professors following public interventions on social media with content deemed insulting and offensive by academic authorities are cyclically discussed. When an institutional figure - such as a university professor - expresses his or her personal opinions publicly on social media, is he or she a citizen like any other, or does his or her role carry greater obligations? Is there a limit to freedom of expression? We talked about this with Francesco Zucchini, Professor of Political Science at the University of Milan. In 5 minutes, with NaspRead.eu interviews! Here's why he says no, a teacher is not a citizen like the other ones.
Interview and editing: Giulia Riva
English subs: Gianluca Pozzoni