EAIE Podcast
EAIE Podcast
May 5, 2021
17. Sinead O'Gorman: Academic freedom in a complex world
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This year’s World Press Freedom Day (03 May) marked the 30th anniversary of the UNESCO Declaration for the Development of a Free, Independent and Pluralistic Press. As our guest Sinead O’Gorman reminds us, freedom of expression is intertwined with freedom of movement.  

Over the past 20 years, Scholars at Risk has worked at the intersection of these two fundamental rights, steering scholars who have been forced to leave their countries towards safe havens for their research and their personal safety. As Sinead puts it, “the job of the scholar is to write and say things that others might not want to hear”. In our conversation, she sheds a light on how Scholars at Risk is fighting for academic and personal freedom.

For further insights into the topics touched on in this episode, the following resources may be of interest:

All hands on deck: delivering academic freedom for Europe (EUA Expert Voices)
Dangerous questions: Why not keep quiet? (EAIE blog)
Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters (Online course from Scholars at Risk)
Free to Think 2020 (Scholars at Risk)
Academic Freedom Index
Pathways to practice: Welcoming scholars at risk (EAIE members only)

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