News 2017

Music Freedom Day highlights 2017
21 March 2017
Mexico: Narcocorrido musician killed for singing to the wrong cartel
17 March 2017
Freemuse sends letter to Finnish Immigration Service on rejecting musician’s right to asylum
16 March 2017
India: Two female singers threatened by radicals and clerics
16 March 2017
Pakistan: Police ban music at weddings in village
15 March 2017
Freemuse addresses women’s issues at UNESCO
13 March 2017
Freemuse delivers recommendations at UN Human Rights Council session
13 March 2017
Nigeria: Singer arrested, out on bail for releasing uncensored song
10 March 2017
Iran: Musician and filmmaker attacked and threatened in prison
10 March 2017
Israel: Gazan singer on conditional release by Hamas authorities
07 March 2017
Saudi Arabia: Music video and government initiatives split society
03 March 2017
Pakistan: Singer interrupts show to rescue woman from harassment
03 March 2017
Podcast: Spotlight on Saudi female artists
03 March 2017
Music Freedom Day focus on women artists
01 March 2017
Qatar: Playing with the censors
01 March 2017
Freemuse Newsletter no 1 / 2017
01 March 2017
Tanzania: Artists’ trial postponed for a fifth time
28 February 2017
Argentina: City mayor suspends all electronic music festivals
24 February 2017
China: U.S. rock band forced to cut songs from setlists
24 February 2017
China: Imprisoned Tibetan singer released after completing sentence
23 February 2017
Mali: Music festival cancelled due to attacks
23 February 2017
Azerbaijan: Rapper’s family detained over music video
23 February 2017
Listen to forbidden female voices
22 February 2017
Iran: Band banned from festival due to women singing solo
22 February 2017
Pakistan: Scores killed during devotional activities at Sufi shrine
20 February 2017
Freemuse press release: Women’s voices on Music Freedom Day
16 February 2017
Joint statement regarding the impact of the U.S. immigration ban on artistic freedom
09 February 2017
USA: Artists arrested, banned, receive death threats related to Trump actions
27 January 2017
Zohra receives Freemuse Award: “This can inspire young women in Afghanistan to play music”
27 January 2017
USA: Rapper sues city, police over “unlawful” arrest for rap lyrics
26 January 2017
Zohra – The Afghan Women’s Orchestra – is winner of Freemuse Award 2017
22 January 2017
Songhoy Blues plays Fela – featuring Femi Kuti
15 January 2017
China: Ministry of Culture allegedly blacklists 55 artists
13 January 2017
Zambia: Hounded singer remains defiant
13 January 2017
Burundi: Music censorship or artist protection?
11 January 2017
Russia: Artistic freedom threatened by nationalist and orthodox groups
06 January 2017
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