Freemuse Newsletter no. 3 / 2011


NEWSLETTERS

25 November 2011



NEWSLETTER 3 — 2011


Content:
2011 Freemuse Award winner: Ramy Essam
Win Maw receives Freedom to Create Prize
Nordic safe havens for persecuted musicians
Global network for artistic freedom of expression
Freemuse workshops in Kabul and Islamabad
Freemuse relaunches on Facebook with improved page

 


 

 

2011 Freemuse Award winner: Ramy Essam

The young Egyptian singer Ramy Essam, who provided the soundtrack for the Arab Spring at Tahrir Square, is the winner of the 2011 Freemuse Award.
The artist received the award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on 21 November 2011.
“My dream is to spread the voice of Egypt all over the world. Thank you for helping me in that,” said Ramy Essam.
His song ‘Irhal’ has been ranked as number 3 on a Top 100 list of songs that changed history.

      Read more and see video clips:
      www.freemuse.org/sw45357.asp

 

 

Myanmar/Burma:
Win Maw receives Freedom to Create Prize

Nominated by Freemuse, Burma’s famous musician and human rights activist Win Maw was awarded the 2011 Freedom to Create Imprisoned Artist Prize in absentia at a ceremony in Cape Town.

      Read more:
      www.freemuse.org/sw45377.asp

      Watch a specially recorded congratulatory message

      for Win Maw from Burma’s pro-democracy

      leader Aung San Suu Kyi
:
      www.freemuse.org/sw45339.asp

 

 

Nordic safe havens for persecuted musicians

The Nordic countries offer safe havens for writers who are persecuted in their homelands.
There should be an equal opportunity for composers and musicians, says SKAP, Freemuse and the Swedish Arts Council,
in a proposition addressed to the Swedish government and national politicians.

      Read more and see video:
      www.freemuse.org/sw45531.asp

 

 

Global network for artistic freedom of expression

A summit organised by Freemuse and Danish PEN in Copenhagen on 9-11 December 2011 will explore options for establishing a global network for the protection and advocacy of artistic freedom of expression – composed of national and international artists’ organisations, networks, and freedom of expression organisations.

The summit is funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture.

In a meeting on Friday 9 December at 3-6 PM which is open to the public, artists and advocacy organisations will present recent examples of censorship of the arts, and discuss the effects of censorship and repression of artists.

      Read more:
      www.artsfex.org

 

 

Freemuse workshops in Kabul and Islamabad

Musicians in Afghanistan and Pakistan continue to face threats and attacks – especially in the regions bordering the two countries.
Two local support networks for musicians at risk were therefore established during two Freemuse workshops held in Kabul and Islamabad from 12-21 November.
The workshops, funded by Swedish Initiative for Democratisation and Freedom of Expression, conclude a series of Freemuse workshops which were also held in West Africa and the MENA region.

      Read more:
      www.freemuse.org/sw45273.asp

 

 

Freemuse relaunches on Facebook with improved page

And we invite you to be our friend! Our goal with the new Freemuse page is to increase traffic, and thereby increase worldwide awareness of violations of freedom of musical expression. It will serve as the new place in Facebook where you can share your thoughts, news stories, links and visions with us.
We hope you will LIKE US now – and be freemused.

      Click on the ‘like’-button:
      www.facebook.com/freemusesec

 
 


NEWS STORIES ON FREEMUSE.ORG

Pakistan:
Taliban campaign against music still in full swing

Norway:
Rap duo threatened with violence

Israel:
Women sing out in protest against orthodox prohibition

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