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Free to Think – Not!

VU International News and Reviews No. 102 December 04 2017

December 2017

Scholars at Risk – the worldwide network of institutions and individuals dedicated to protect scholars and promote academic freedom – has published the 2017 edition of its “Free to Think” report. For the period September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017, it reports and analyses 257 report attacks in 35 countries. Top of the list is imprisonment (83) followed by “killings, violence, disappearings” (55) and official prosecution (45). The report is based on the work of Monitors on a rolling basis. The report contains a full list of all the incidents in the reported period.

Surprisingly – or not – 6 incidents were reported for the USA; the only European one (not counting Turkey or Russia) was in …… Belgium.

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