Freemuse’s activities in 2004

Horen, Zien en Schrijven (To Hear, to See and to Write)
Freemuse contributed with information material to the Human Rights festival: “Horen, Zien en Schrijven (To Hear, to See and to Write) – artists for human rights.” The festival took place 6-15 December 2004 in Den Haag, Netherlands. Organized by the Lancelot Foundation, the mission is to improve public awareness of human rights issues using art and culture as an instrument.
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WOMEX 2004 (in Essen, Germany, 27-31 October)
Freemuse took part in the annual WOMEX (World Music Expo) and hosted two conference sessions: Meet the banned! Music censorship in Turkey, featuring Turkish musician Ferhat Tunc and human rights activist Sanar Yurdatapan, and 9/11 – The World’s All Out of Tune, which presented the book of the same name and discussed freedom of musical expression post 9/11.
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More about Ferhat Tunc
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“Don’t Stop the Music” – Magazine theme issue
Theme issue of Danish youth magazine ZAPP on music censorship globally, co-edited by Freemuse, was published on 22 October 2004. The magazine, published in English, was distributed to selected libraries and schools across the world, including Afghanistan, South Africa, Ghana, and Palestine.
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Mixing Pop & Politics: Music Making Change
Freemuse contributed with information material and copies of Freemuse publications to the annual Mixing Pop & Politics conference, October 2004, Montreal, Canada.
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Freemuse @ SPOT 2004
On 4 June 2004, Freemuse executive committee member Ole Reitov gave a speech on global music censorship at the annual SPOT festival in Denmark.
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Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today
New book on worldwide censorship of music, edited by Marie Korpe (Executive Director, Freemuse), published by Zed Books, London, on 18 May 2004.
Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today was presented at a combined book launch and one-day seminar on music censorship at SOAS, University of London, on 18 May.

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Sida seminar, 14 May 2004, Stockholm
Freemuse executive committee member Ole Reitov lectured on performance, the aspect of freedom of expression and democracy at a seminar at Sida (the Swedish International Development Coorperation Agency) on global development with focus on human rights and poverty perspective.

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