WTFUK

Rachel Nabors, Medium, Aug 23, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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I know that this isn't exactly an education or learning technology story, but this account of a woman stopped at customs and turned away from the UK for accepting an honorarium should give a lot of academics pause. It's not simply that people should be really careful to research the rules before traveling abroad (though they should). It's that anyone who travels faces this sort of risk, whether or not they're infringing any rules, and that academics should be aware that they are increasingly under constraint and scrutiny worldwide. "There are themes here, on how we treat other human beings who don’t look like 'us,' how we make laws to make ourselves feel safe that just make everyone less safe, on bureaucracy and systems that punish honesty."

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