Free to Think – Report of the Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Monitoring Project

Scholars at Risk (SAR) works to promote academic freedom and protect the human rights of higher education communities worldwide. An international network of institutions, associations and individuals, Scholars at Risk has provided over the last 15 years advice and direct assistance to institutions and scholars in over 2000 cases, including arranging over 600 positions of sanctuary for scholars forced to flee their home countries due to violence and threats.

SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project identifies key types of attacks on higher education communities with the goal of raising awareness of the problem, ending the isolation of victims, promoting accountability, and mitigating, deterring or otherwise preventing future incidents. This report relies on data collected by project researchers from January 2011 to May 2015 and includes 333 attacks arising from 247 verified incidents in 65 countries (Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam in Asia).

Attachment: SAR Free to Think-2015June