Art Under Threat: Freemuse report on 2016


The report on attacks on artistic freedom in 2016 has just been published by Freemuse. 1,028 attacks on artists were registered across 78 countries in last year, a number that is constantly growing and does not include the all cases, many of which remain unreported. It concerns killings, abductions, attacks, imprisonments, prosecution, persecution and acts of censorship. The latter is described in more details given the complicated structure of the problem. Such an increase, even if partially due to the improvement in gathering  information, reflects the general global situation becoming even more hostile to artistic freedom.

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