Pussy Riot on everyone’s lips
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. According to Google News, Pussy Riot was mentioned in no less than two million different news articles on the net, and receives a staggering 100 million hits in a Google Search.
Freemuse board member Klaus Slavensky spoke
in front of the Russian Embassy in Copenhagen
Since Freemuse was founded in 1998, the organisation has not experienced anything similar: No other trial of musicians in the past 14 years has achieved so much international attention as the trial against three members of Russion punk collective Pussy Riot did.
The story of the three band members who were arrested in March 2012 after they had appeared with a Putin-critical song in one of Moscow’s cathedrals on 21 February, made front page headlines in several of the major national newspapers in many countries. Tv news had correspondents live on air from Moscow to hear the latest news and developments in the trial, while Facebook and Twitter buzzed with indignation and online activities in support of Pussy Riot.
Below are some examples from Denmark:
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