|Broadcasters and artists in Asia, Africa and Europe join Music Freedom Day 2013
Freemuse publishes new report on Mali and reminds the world of Pussy Riot
“2013 is the year when artistic freedom of expression for the first time will be discussed at the UN Human Rights Council. Freemuse has played an essential role on a global scale in creating more awareness about how widespread repression of artists is. In relationship to Music Freedom Day, Freemuse is publishing a very extensive documentation of how music has been affected in Mali, and we are promoting a brand new CD with music from Mali,” told Marie Korpe, Executive Director of Freemuse.
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Conferences and concerts
One of Zimbabwe’s most respected rap artists, Outspoken, will be performing in his home town Harare with some of the country’s top artists. And in Copenhagen, Freemuse will join a discussion on artistic freedom in Turkey with one of the members of the persecuted Kurdish band Grup Yorum.
A full day event at Bakelit Multi Art Center in Budapest illustrates that artistic freedom is not only at risk in developing countries. Hungary and Belarus are two European countries where artistic freedom is under severe pressure.
Since Freemuse in collaborations with several international broadcasters initiated Music Freedom Day in 2007, the annual event has become an important platform for artists and broadcasters to discuss and advocate artists’ rights to freedom of expression. The national radio in Norway, NRK, will broadcast from Mali.
In Sweden, the national radio channel P2 will be focusing on music censorship throughout the day, and radio colleagues in several other European countries are currently preparing special Music Freedom Day programmes.
.and while we are writing this, more participants are joining.
For more information, contact
• Marie Korpe, Executive Director, Freemuse: +45 2944 4280 (mobile), +45 3332 1027 (office), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ole Reitov, Programme Manager, Freemuse: +45 2323 2765 (mobile), +45 3332 1027 (office), e-mail: email@example.com
Freemuse is an independent international organisation which advocates freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide. The organisation’s home page, freemuse.org, is the world’s largest knowledge base on music censorship. For more information about Freemuse, its activities and publications, see www.freemuse.org
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