Today, April 15th, we all celebrate World Art Day and as part of this, now UNESCO recognized, event we witness the release of The State Of Artistic Freedom 2020, a massive and in-depth report by Freemuse.
This analysis covers 711 acts of violations, in 93 countries, against artistic freedom in 2019, often by the hand of a government or authority body.
The report documents how artists who criticize their government make up nearly half of the artists imprisoned at the moment. Europe is now leading the way in imprisoning artists for use their voices critically against their governments.
The report was officially launched through the World Art Day digital seminar which can be seen below.