• 2014

    Freemuse’s activities in 2014     JANUARY 14 January – Global Freemuse launches campaign for the release of Tibetan musicians and request the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Ms Farida Shaheed, to discuss the imprisonment of nine Tibetan singers with Chinese government   FEBRUARY 12-13 February – Uppsala, Sweden Freemuse Award […]
  • 2013

    Freemuse’s activities in 2013 FEBRUARY 26 February – Global Freemuse publishes global statistics on violations of and attacks on musical freedom of expression, documenting 173 cases of attacks on musicians in 2012 and violations of their rights. 6 artists were killed, 14 imprisoned, 2 abducted, 12 attacked, 5 threatened, 16 prosecuted and 84 detained, and […]
  • 2012

    Freemuse’s activities in 2012 Artsfex – a new global network advocating and defending artistic freedom of expression October Artsfex was formed after the World Conference on Artistic Freedom of Expression ‘All that is banned is desired’. The network is the first international civil society network actively concerned with the right of artists to freedom of […]
  • 2011

    Freemuse’s activities in 2011 Artists Alert Action Project 15 September 2010 to 15 April 2012 The Artists Alert Action Project is one of Freemuse’s main activity for this period. It includes: the establishment of three local and regional support networks in high risk areas, offering immediate and relevant support to music creators suffering repression and […]
  • 2010

    Freemuse’s activities in 2010 Artists Alert Action Project 15 September 2010 to 15 April 2012 The Artists Alert Action Project is Freemuse’s main activity for this period. It includes: the establishment of three local and regional support networks in high risk areas, offering immediate and relevant support to music creators suffering repression and persecution; creation […]
  • 2009

    Freemuse’s activities in 2009 Impossible Music Session Performance series in New York Wednesday 9 December   A concert with the exiled Pakistani singer Haroon Bacha marks the start of a performance series in New York that aims to showcase banned music. Read more… Festival Against Censorship (Zensura At!) Bilbao On 26-28 November  Freemuse participated in […]
  • 2008

    Freemuse’s activities in 2008 Nordic Middle East MeetingOn Monday 14 January some researchers, journalists, musical and cultural producers from the Nordic countries gathered together at Södra teatern in Stockholm to inform each other about their work concerning music and the freedom of expression in the MENA region. It was an informal meeting with the purpose […]
  • 2007

    Freemuse’s activities in 2007 In 2007… • Freemuse reported news about music censorship from 57 different countries world-wide • Freemuse got 706 new friends on MySpace.com • This website, freemuse.org, had more than 250,000 unique visitors from 208 countries and territories who looked at 683,000 pages. • 85 percent of these visitors were new – […]
  • 2006

    Freemuse’s activities in 2006 Third Freemuse World Conference 200 professional musicians, scholars, and composers from 22 countries met on 25-26 November 2006 in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more Media Clip Book Collection and scanning of media coverage 1998-2006 by students assistant WOMEX 2006 At this year’s WOMEX, Freemuse presents the session “New Horizons for Freemuse” by editor […]
  • 2005

    Freemuse’s activities in 2005 Drop the case against Ferhat Tunç On December 6, Freemuse launched an international campaign requesting the Turkish State to drop its case against singer Ferhat Tunç. Read more Conference on Freedom of Expression in Music Held in Beirut on 6-8th of October 2005. In collaboration with Heinrich Böll Foundation and IRAB. […]
  • 2004

    Freemuse’s activities in 2004 Horen, Zien en Schrijven (To Hear, to See and to Write)Freemuse contributed with information material to the Human Rights festival: “Horen, Zien en Schrijven (To Hear, to See and to Write) – artists for human rights.” The festival took place 6-15 December 2004 in Den Haag, Netherlands. Organized by the Lancelot […]
  • 2003

    Freemuse activities in 2003 Nigeria report A major report on music censorship in Nigeria was conducted during May and June 2002. “Which way Nigeria?”- Music under Threat: A Question of Money, Morality, Self-Censorship and the Sharia – was launched at a press conference at Centre Culturel Suédois in Paris, on 29 April 2003. Nigerian master-drummer […]
  • 2002

    Freemuse’s activities in 2002 Minor survey on Latin America Seminar The Freemuse sponsored video documentary on music censorship in apartheid South Africa; ‘Stopping the Music’, world premiered in Copenhagen. Read more Participation at WOMEX, Essen. Presentation of forthcoming Nigeria report and screening of ‘Stopping the Music’Read more “Stopping the Music”   [ 1997 ] [ 1998 ] [ 1999 ] [ 2000 ] [ 2001 ] [ 2002 ] [ 2003 ] [ 2004 ] [ 2005 ] [ 2006 ] [ 2007 ] [ 2008 ] [ 2009 ] [ 2010 ] [ 2011 ] [ 2012 ] [ 2013 ] [ 2014 ] 
  • 2001

    Freemuse’s activities in 2001   Participation at Midem, Nice • www.freemuse.org launched • Presentation of forthcoming Afghanistan report at press meeting in Copenhagen, and launch of report book “The 1st World Conference on Music and Censorship” • Afghanistan report launched at press meeting in London in collaboration with International PEN Read more Freemuse seminar in […]
  • 1997-2000

    Freemuse’s actitivies in 1997 to 2000 1997 Research and preparation of world conference Co-editing of “Smashed Hits”, Index on Censorship 1998 The 1st World Conference on Music and Censorship Read more 1999 Fundraising Preparation of Charter Freemuse founded (October 1999) 2000 Participation at Roskilde Festival, Denmark Secretariat established in Copenhagen, Denmark Participation at Womex, Berlin […]

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