• Switzerland: Call for ban on ‘satanic’ Swiss Eurovision song

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Switzerland:Religious groups call for a ban on ‘satanic’ Eurovision song At first an evangelical group asked Swiss Television and DJ Bobo to withdraw or re-write the Swiss entry song to the Eurovision Song Contest because the lyrics may encourage suicidal tendencies or occult practices. Then one Christian political party handed in a 49,000-signature […]
  • IASPM Conference 2007: Speech by Ole Reitov

    SPEECHES ##PagePublishedLong## Music Bans, Torture, Trials and MarginalizationFreemuse programme officer Ole Reitov’s speech at the 14th biennial conference held in Mexico by the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, IASPM. Friday 29 June 2007: Plenary popular and unpopular musics, 9:30 – 11:30By Ole Reitov, Freemuse In November last year Freemuse organised the 3rd World […]
  • Freemuse: Religious fanatics a threat to music

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Freemuse: Religious fanatics a threat to music “Religious fanatics in countries such as Iran, Pakistan, Switzerland and Poland are threatening the musical freedom of the world”, says Freemuse at a presentation at the current biannual conference for popular music researchers from the whole world held in Mexico City. By Freemuse Researchers Elijah Wald […]
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