United Kingdom: Tv channel bans music video because of threats



United Kingdom:
Tv channel bans music video because of threats

Deeyah’s video for ‘What Will It Be?’ has been taken off air and banned by a British Asian TV channel as they received threats to their staff for airing her music video

By Freemuse

A spokesman from the British Asian tv station B4U TV said: “We played the video a couple of times and then did not play it again. We had threats which we were forced to take very seriously.”
According to Deeyah, new death threats has forced her to hire extra security guards for her promotion trip to England scheduled in March, and to cancel planned concerts.
She told the British newspaper the Independent that she won’t walk anywhere without bodyguards.

From burka to bikini
28-year-old US-based Deeyah is a Muslim pop singer born in Norway, and her new song “What Will It Be?” centres on women’s rights and talks about the death threats she has received as well as her experiences of being spat at in the street by middle-aged men. The video for the song features her in one scene taking off a traditional burka to reveal just a bikini. It also features Irshad Manji, a Canada-based feminist Muslim writer, (author of ‘The Trouble with Islam Today’), ripping off a strip of tape that covers her mouth. On Irshad Manji’s official web site, she explains that she participated in the video because Deeyah represents “integrity and independence of thought.”

Speaking up against violence
“My core message in this video is the right of a woman to choose her own path and express herself without the fear of violence or cultural excommunication,” explains Deeyah in a message on Irshad Manji’s web site.

Click to watch video

After years of being called a “whore,” “devil,” and “bringer of shame” by people who use Islam as their shield, I have decided to let this video speak for me.

In this video I have the faces of women who have been killed in the name of “honor,” and I have put their faces on my naked back. Both the nudity and the showing of these women are considered sins by the very people who perpetrated the hate crimes. I have found that the hypocrisy prevalent in our culture is too much to bear without speaking up. I am tired of the people who clamor at the slightest hint of skin on a Muslim woman but who will not speak up when a woman is beaten and even murdered in the name of Islam.

Deeyah filmed the video in the U.S. and in India where, she explains on her web site, she was chased around “the bumpy roads of Mumbai by a truck full of Muslim men who are angry at the [sight] of the sultry pop star being filmed.”
Filming sites in Los Angeles had to be kept secret due to “more threats to Deeyah’s safety,” it is stated on her site.

“I would be lying if I said abuse from religious fanatics did not upset or scare me,” says Deeyah. 

Muslim issue
According to Deeyah, media outlets have “succumbed to the intimidation of angry Muslims, and are low-balling a great tune.”
In February 2006, the Muslim Council of Britain  questioned Deeyah’s claim to be a Muslim. Her real name is Deepika Thathaal – a Hindu name – and therefore they reckon her Muslim-rebel persona is just a publicity stunt.
“It’s quite amazing how the Muslim Council of Britain have been trying to attack anything they can to undermine Deeyah’s situation and message,” said Deeyah’s UK-based manager in response to the alligations.
Deeyah’s father’s name before he changed it to Thathaal was Khalid Hussain. She intends to clarify the Council’s claim once she arrives in the UK.

Additional info – August 2006
Read Freemuse’s in-depth interview with Deeyah:

USA/UK: Deeyah speaks out about the unspeakable



The Independent – 19 February 2006: 
‘Fanatics tell Muslim singer: We’ll kill you’

ContactMusic.com – 22 February 2006:
‘Is ‘Muslim Madonna’ actually a Hindu? ‘

Soundgenerator.com – 22 February 2006:
”Muslim Madonna’ faces death threats’

Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK (in Norwegian) – 14 March 2006:
‘Frykt stopper Deepika-album’

Per Contra – June 2006:
‘Unpopular Ideas: Deeyah speaks out to Bill Turner’

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Statements and the lyrics of ‘What Will It Be’ on Irshad Manji’s official home page:

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الحقوق الميكانيكية

تعتبر الحقوق الميكانيكية مشابهة لحقوق المؤلف. وهي عبارة عن حق المؤلفين/كتاب القصائد الغنائية بالتعويض المالي عندما يتم نشر تسجيل موسيقاهم على الاسطوانات أو الوسائط المشابهة. وهذا التعويض المالي عادة ما يرتبط بعدد الاسطوانات المباعة.

قد تختلف التشريعات الوطنية، لكن بالاجمال تنتهي مدة صلاحية حقوق المؤلف خلال 50 أو 70 سنة بعد وفاة المؤلف.

وتنتهي مدة الحقوق الميكانيكية خلال فترة 25 أو 50 سنة بعد أول تاريخ إصدار للاسطوانة.

ولا يوجد حماية للموسيقى القديمة أو تلك التي ليس لها مؤلف /كاتب قصائد معروف أو منسق في تشريعات حقوق المؤلف.

ويُعنى قانون حقوق المؤلف بالحق بالتعويض المالي فقط. ولا يحدد المبلغ الواجب دفعه. فذلك يعود لقوة المؤلف التفاوضية. إذ إنه من المستحيل لكل مالك حق أن يتجاهل عزف الموسيقى الخاصة به/بها ويقوم بجمع الأموال المترتبة من، مثلا، منظم الحفلات، أو صاحب حانة أو محطة إذاعة. وحتى يتم جمع الأموال، تم إنشاء جمعيات جباية في معظم البلدان تقوم بهذه الوظيفة.

إذ يمكن لمالك حق أن يصبح عضوا في جمعية جباية الأموال، والتي بدورها تقوم بالتفاوض حول المبالغ المترتب دفعها لإقامة العروض المختلفة. كما تقوم هذه الجمعيات بمراقبة العروض وجمع المال. ويتم بعدها تقسيم المال بين أصحاب الحقوق، المحليين والأجانب سويا، بناء على عدد العروض لكل واحد من الموسيقيين.

وفي بعض البلدان، يتم جمع وتقسيم أموال الحقوق من قبل وكالات حكومية. والإجراءات المترتبة شديدة التعقيد. ويمكن لكثير من الامور أن لا تتم بالشكل الصحيح، ولكن، وحتى الآن، لم يُكتشف طريقة أفضل من هذه لجمع أموال الحقوق.