2005

Freemuse’s activities in 2005



Drop the case against Ferhat Tunç
On December 6, Freemuse launched an international campaign requesting the Turkish State to drop its case against singer Ferhat Tunç. Read more

Conference on Freedom of Expression in Music
Held in Beirut on 6-8th of October 2005. In collaboration with Heinrich Böll Foundation and IRAB. Read more

‘Stopping the Music’: Educational material
A students’ guide and a teachers’ guide to a film about censorship of popular music during apartheid in South Africa. By Michael Drewett. Published in May 2005. Seminar in Sweden on 18 June, 2005. Read more

Zimbabwe seminar
A seminar held in Harare in the last week of April 2005 dealt with the fear from musicians of the political system in Zimbabwe, and the total radio and television control by the state. Read more

West African Conference
On April 9-10, Freemuse hosted a seminar at the Goree Institute in Senegal on music and censorship in West Africa. The seminar focused on possible relationships between democracy and vibrant music cultures and how religious, political and other power structures play a significant role in repression of musical cultures. Read more

Middle East focus
On April 1, 2005, Freemuse hosted a round table meeting in Amman as a beginning of a sharper focus on censorship of music in the Middle East. Read more

Women and music censorship
An online publication on women and music censorship – from past to present, by Eva Fenn. Read more

Afghan Children CD
Production of the first ever CD for Afghan Children in collaboration with Rebelle Records, Sweden. Produced by Dr. Samay Hamed in January 2005

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