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The Artistic Freedom Initiative, with Support from the Harriman Institute, Releases First Special Report
March 22, 2022

The Artistic Freedom Initiative’s Artistic Freedom Monitor issued its inaugural special report, Systematic Suppression: Hungary’s Arts and Culture in Crisis, which exposes how Viktor Orbán’s administration wields policy to limit free expression, restrict plurality in the arts, and encourage self-censorship among Hungarian artists. Grounded in international, regional, and national legal frameworks, the report documents the impact the Orbán administration has had on the arts and culture sector in Hungary and seeks to strengthen protections for artists and cultural workers through precise, actionable policy recommendations.

Sanjay Sethi, Harriman Certificate ’07, is Co-executive Director of the Artistic Freedom Initiative. The Artistic Freedom Monitor was created in partnership with UC Berkeley School of Law and Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and funded by the SDK Foundation for Human Dignity.