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.
Solidarity with Uruguayan political scientist Gerardo Caetano for the aggressions carried out against him by former military officer and repressor Eduardo Ferro Bizzozero
Political scientist and historian Gerardo Caetano has been the target of aggressive statements made by repressor and retired military officer Eduardo Ferro Bizzozero, who worked in various military intelligence units during the Uruguayan dictatorship and was recently prosecuted for his responsibility in cases of torture and forced disappearances.
The event, organised by the Colombian Truth Commission (CEV) on YouTube on 2 September, gave an account of the systematic aggressions and crimes that have been committed against Colombian universities, their professors, students and workers for decades in the context of the armed conflict.
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.