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Academics under threat

 

The Network Academics under Threat (in Spanish, Académicxs en Riesgo) welcomes you to the first portal in Spanish, Portuguese and English that aims to make visible a multiplicity of situations of violence and intimidation faced by those who work, from a critical and independent perspective, in academia, teaching and research issues of social, political and economic relevance.

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First regional conference on academic freedom in the Americas

First regional conference on academic freedom in the Americas

On November 10-11 the First Regional Conference on Academic Freedom in the Americas will take place in Monterrey, Mexico. The event is organized by the Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas and hosted by Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico. The conference will provide an overview of academic freedom concerns in the region and an assessment of available tools to address them, including an analysis of how the IACHR’s Inter-American Principles on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy can be used to create further protections for academic free

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IACHR Issues Declaration of Inter-American Principles on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy

IACHR Issues Declaration of Inter-American Principles on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy

In its declaration, the IACHR expresses its concern about allegations made in various countries in the Americas regarding repression against student groups and student unions, and also regarding harassment, attacks, and budget cuts affecting academic institutions, as well as about other forms of retaliation against members of academic communities based on arbitrary or discriminatory measures.

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Interview with Francesca Lessa

Interview with Francesca Lessa

The case of Francesca Lessa was one of the cases that prompted the first gathering where the network Academics under Threat was established in Barcelona in 2018. In that gathering, researchers from different countries and disciplines shared their too often silenced stories of harassment and threats because of their research and teaching work at university.

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