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Scholars at Risk. (2020). Free to Think 2020. Publications by Scholars at Risk. New York, NY.
Free to Think 2020 analyses 341 attacks on higher education communities in 58 countries between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.
The report draws on data from SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project and identifies trends related to attacks on higher education communities, including violent attacks on campuses in Afghanistan, India, and Yemen; wrongful imprisonments and prosecutions of scholars; restrictions on academic travel, deployed most prominently by authorities in Israel, Turkey, and the United States; pressures on student expression included sustained pressures in Colombia, India, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and South Africa; and legislative and administrative threats to university autonomy, including in Brazil, Ghana, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Turkey. The report provides detailed analysis of pressures on national and regional higher education communities, including:
For more information, please see Scholars at Risk.