Romanian government forbids all languages except Romanian
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Literature, Public Art
Artist: Romanian educators
Confronting Bodies: Romanian government
Date of Action: December 1997
Description of Artwork: Any educational material or speech taught in Romanian schools.
The Incident: In December 1997 the Romanian Senate passed amendments to their education law forbidding the instruction of history and geography in any language but Romanian. In addition, the law forbade universities from teaching in any minority languages.
Results of Incident: The Romanian language is compulsory in all schools throughout the country.
Source: Index on Censorship, 2/97