World Conference on Artistic Freedom of Expression
Freemuse and Fritt Ord co-organise the first ever World Conference on Artistic Freedom of Expression in Oslo 25-26 October.
World famous conductor Adam Fischer, Burmese artists Win Maw and Zarganar, Zimbabwe’s Outspoken and many other artists will be on stage performing and talking about freedom of expression.
Pussy Riot’s court case in Moscow suddenly placed musical freedom of expression high on the agenda of the Western media during July and August 2012.
Freemuse supported Pussy Riot since March 2012 and was among the speakers at a protetst march in Copenhagen on 17 August.
The three women’s conviction to two years in prison has been appealed but their lawyer has little hope the verdict will be overturned.
“Freedom of expression is important to anyone and we must fight for it. I am supporting the work of Freemuse and I’m here to help,” says singer Manu Chao in a comment to the current Freemuse campaigns for persecuted and imprisoned musicians and composers worldwide.
A new wave of concert cancellations started from Tehran and has spread throughout the country, reported Small Media from London
VIDEO-CLIPS: MUSICIANS ON CENSORSHIP
What do Ramy Essam, Marie Boine, Marcel Khalife and Ferhat Tunc have in common with Kris Kristofferson and El General?
They have all talked to Freemuse about music censorship.
The website freemuse.org contains interviews with artists from 25 countries.
Many of the interviews are available on YouTube.com where, til now, more than 200,000 people have viewed them.