2014 Freemuse annual statistics on violations of artistic freedom of expression

Stats-artsfreedom-2014Freemuse registered a total number of 237 attacks and violations against artistic freedom. The violations range from killings and abductions to attacks, threats, prosecutions, detentions, imprisonments and censorship. The statistics are only the tip of the iceberg since many violations are never made public . Included are attacks on authors, musicians, film makers, visual and theatre artists but not journalists.