• Burma/Myanmar: Greetings from Win Maw

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Video recordings from ‘All that is Banned is Desired’:Greetings from Win Maw in Burma Opening the session ‘BURMA: BEAUTY UNDER PRESSURE’, moderator Frances Harrison introduced the Burmese musician Win Maw with these words: “Burma, a country that is on the brink of change. But just how fragile that change is, is under evidence […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: Musician Win Maw released

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Burma / Myanmar:Win Maw released Win Maw, one of Burma’s most famous musicians, has been released. According to Democratic Voice of Burma, he was released at 13:40pm local time from Kyaukphyu prison in Arakan state. Freemuse has campaigned for his release for several years and last year he succeeded smuggling new songs out […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: Awareness concert and award nomination for imprisoned singer

    CAMPAIGN NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Burma / Myanmar:Awareness concert and award nomination for imprisoned singer A concert event is held on 26 November in Thailand for the Burmese singer and human rights activist Win Maw, imprisoned in Burma since 2008, and now shortlisted for the Freedom to Create Prize. Nominated by Freemuse, Win Maw is now shortlisted […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: Win Maw receives Freedom to Create Imprisoned Artist Prize

    CAMPAIGN NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Burma / Myanmar: Win Maw receives Freedom to Create Imprisoned Artist Prize Burma’s famous musician and human rights activist Win Maw received the 2011 Freedom to Create Imprisoned Artist Prize in absentia. Launched in 2008, the Freedom to Create Prize is a celebration of the courage and creativity of artists, and the […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi congratulates Freedom to Create Prize winner

    CAMPAIGN NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Burma / Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi congratulates the 2011 Freedom to Create Imprisoned Artist Prize winner Win Maw A specially recorded congratulatory message for Win Maw from Burma’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, that was shared with the audience at the 2011 Freedom to Create […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: Authorities release political detainees in an amnesty

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Burma / Myanmar: Authorities release political detainees in an amnesty The popular satirist Zarganar is among dozens of political prisoners who have been released on 12 October 2011 as part of a wider amnesty. There is still no news about the musician Win Maw, who is sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment. Around 70 […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: New Win Maw songs smuggled out of Burma

    CAMPAIGN NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Burma / Myanmar:New Win Maw songs smuggled out of Burma The singer and human rights activist Win Maw has been imprisoned in Burma since 2008. Nevertheless, he continues his struggle for freedom of expression from the prison. In February 2011, Freemuse received three new songs from him. Win Maw doesn’t give up […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: Musican Win Maw sentenced to six years in prison

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Burma / Myanmar:Musican sentenced to six years in prison Musician Win Maw received a sentence of six years imprisonment by a closed court in Rangoon’s Insein Prison on 11 November 2008, relatives reported The 46-year-old guitarist Ko Win Maw was convicted for “sending false news abroad”, even though it wasn’t false, and there […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: Musicians are being arrested

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Myanmar / Burma:Musicians are being arrested Two members of the controversial Burmese hip-hop group Acid have recently been arrested, possibly because of lyrics in some of their songs referring to the lack of press freedom in the country. Artists in Burma have had a hard time since the September 2007 demonstrations. In November […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: Musician Win Maw arrested

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## The following article was transmitted by International PEN’s Rapid Action Network on 15 May 2008 Myanmar / Burma:Musician Win Maw arrested The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN is gravely concerned for the well-being of leading Burmese musician Win Maw, who was arrested on 27 November 2007 and is said to be seriously ill […]
  • Campaign: Urge for immediate release of Burmese musician

    CAMPAIGN ##PagePublishedLong## Freemuse:Urge for immediate release of Burmese musician Freemuse joins International PEN’s campaign supporting Win Maw, arrested by Burmese authorities on 27 November 2007. Win Maw is held in the Insein Prison, Yangon, and is said to be seriously ill as a result of torture in detention. On 7 May 2008 it was reported that […]
  • Myanmar/Burma: Music under siege

    ARTICLES 28 October 2005 Myanmar / Burma:Music under siege Music has provided a rallying point for the masses during political upheavals in Burma, just as it has elsewhere in South-East Asia. It has served as a potent response to the rapid political and social displacements brought on by neocolonialism, industrialization and dictatorship. By Aung Zaw […]
  • USA/UK: Norwegian singer Deeyah wins Freedom Award

    NEWS USA / UK / Norway:Norwegian singer Deeyah wins Freedom Award Deeyah, the exiled Norwegian singer and activist, was awarded with an ArtVenture Freedom to Create Prize at a ceremony in London on 26 November 2008. More than 900 artists from 86 countries had been nominated. Three artists, Deeyah along with Turkish-Kurdish Ferhat Tunç and […]
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