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A quick guide on how to use this site Censorship of music is a complex issue that takes time to study! We have tried to present the content of this site in a clear and manageable way. In the ‘sort content by’ top menu, we have divided all content into three categories: Country/region, Artists, and Subjects. All texts on this site are at your disposal. Feel free to print, copy and use all texts – but please credit Freemuse / the author concerned.
Students and others asking for help You are most welcome to contact us, but studentsplease note: We are not here to do your homework for you! All our compiled information on music and censorship can be found at this site. Freemuse is first of all a documentation centre. The guidelines for Freemuse are the principles outlined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights as they apply specifically to musicians and composers.
If you in your questions ask for our point of view, we will refer to the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The rights stated there are, so to say, our view points. So, by studying the material on the Freemuse website, as well as the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and The United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: – you should be able to find some answers there – keeping in mind that you can’t always find an easy answer to the music and censorship issue.
We only answer student requests if you include your full name, the name and address of your school, the name of your teacher as well as information about the purpose of your inquiry. We need this information in order to keep track of the statistical side of the many requests we receive. We are also interested in hearing about the possible outcome of your work.
Visit our September 11 section Read the UN declaration on human rights Special USA section. Click the flag Music censorship is global! Try a geographical approach…
The basics For a general introduction to the issue of music censorship, we recommend the following basic texts;
The government is considering banning reggae star Sizzla from the UK. Meanwhile detectives are investigating claims that lyrics penned by eight leading reggae artists incite violence against homosexuals and are therefore illegal.