Report: Historians in 107 countries were subject to censorship or persecution in 2016

Historians in the News
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This is the 22th Annual Report of the NCH. It contains 123 pages of news about the domain where history and human rights intersect, especially about the censorship of history and the persecution of historians, archivists, and archaeologists around the globe, as reported by various human rights organizations and other sources. It mainly covers events and developments of 2015 and 2016. This circular is sent to 2601 historians and others interested in the past all over the world.

The following 107 countries are covered in the Report: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Belarus; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Central African Republic; Chad; Chile; China; Colombia; Congo (Democratic Republic); Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Eritrea; Ethiopia; France; Gabon; Gambia; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Guatemala; Guinea; Haiti; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Ivory Coast; Japan; Kenya; Korea (South); Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Libya; Malaysia; Mali; Mauritania; Mexico; Montenegro; Morocco/Western Sahara; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Netherlands; Nigeria; Norway; Pakistan; Panama; Peru; Poland; Russia; Rwanda; Serbia/Kosovo; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Slovenia; South Africa; South Sudan; Spain; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Swaziland; Switzerland; Syria; Taiwan; Tanzania; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uganda; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Uruguay; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; Yemen.

Sample Entry:  Afghanistan

In 2016, philosopher and imam Sayed Hassan Akhlaq (1976−), an adviser of the Afghanistan Academy of Sciences in 2010−2011, reported that in 2011 he was urged to adapt his “History of Islamic philosophy,” a course for professors and researchers he then taught at the academy. Some of his colleagues thought that the course insulted their religious beliefs. He became a visiting scholar at the Catholic University of America and George Washington University in the United States (2013−). 

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