Freemuse Newsletter no. 1 / 2012




Here it comes! This Saturday is…



On Saturday 3 March the annual Music Freedom Day is marked with events, seminars, exhibitions, film shows,
radio programmes and news paper articles on the subject of freedom of expression for musicians all over the world.
Events are currently being prepared in 18 countries: 
Activities on Music Freedom Day 2012


Campaign for release of imprisoned Iranian singer

Music Freedom Day launches a campaign calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Arya Aramnejad, a famous singer in Iran
who has been imprisoned since 8 November 2011.
Read more…


Music Freedom Reports

Freemuse publishes eight Music Freedom Reports
from West Papua, Azerbaijan, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Libya, Pakistan, and more, on 1 March on The reports also include audio and video interviews.


Tips for active musicians

This page has some tips specifically for individual musicians who are performing on Saturday and in simple ways could join or support the initiative. Spread the news!



See posters for Music Freedom Day events

in Dakar, Senegal – Bologna, Italy – Islamabad, Pakistan – Copenhagen, Denmark – and New York, USA:


Click on the posters to enlarge and read about the event.


UN expert group: Cameroon should compensate Lapiro

Musician of Grup Yorum detained

Music distributor pulls out of Kuwait because of censorship

Find more information and news on

– the world’s largest knowledge base on music censorship.


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