Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cultural workers are exposed to threats – Swedish Dagbladet

The report is based on a survey of 2926 respondents writers and artists, where 37 percent say they have been subjected to various types of crimes. Authors are more vulnerable than artists.

The Writers’ Union Chairman Gunnar Ardelius calls it a “real and widespread problem. He notes that those exposed to political threat in 60 percent of cases believe that they come from right-wing groups.

– we suspect that there is a clear connection to extremist groups among those who threaten, and now we have it in black and white, he says to DN.

Sofia Curman, editor of artist magazine, says there are serious threats and harassment leads to self-censorship.


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