• China: Singer’s music scrubbed from online music services due to Hong Kong activism

    Music fans in China have reported that several major Chinese music and video streaming platforms, as well as the Chinese iTunes store, have removed, blocked or filtered out the music and online content of pop star Denise Ho, who has been active in the Hong Kong independence and pro-democracy movement since 2014, as well as […]
  • China: State agency reportedly bans South Korean stars over diplomatic feud

    Officials from China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television have allegedly passed down “verbal orders” to TV stations that approvals for South Korean programmes or those featuring South Korean stars would not be granted for the time being, reported South China Morning Post on 2 August 2016. Further, according to the new […]
  • Malta: Rock band dropped from festival over frontman’s Facebook posts

    Maltese rock band Brikkuni have been dropped from the Farsons Beer Festival by the beverage company due to Facebook comments lead singer Mario Vella posted about the prime minister’s wife, reported Malta Today on 27 June 2016. Vella’s post was covered extensively by the prime minister’s party media company which asked if Farsons would react […]
  • Egypt: Radio station bans mahraganat song

    Ahmed Sameer, president of Cairo’s Nagham FM radio station, has banned Mahmoud al-Laithi and female singer Bossi’s mahraganat song ‘Bonbonaia’ (meaning candy) from the station, reported Youm7.com on 18 April 2016. Sameer’s order came after Ahmed al-Shenawi’s show ‘My Beloved People’ aired the song, which Sameer said contained explicit lyrics that “do not match Egyptian […]
  • Egypt: Mahraganat artists challenge limits

    For many youngsters in Egypt, mahraganat artists represent the voice of the people. They address social issues, relationships and drug problems. They operate in a landscape of recognition, occasional public and self-censorship and the consequences of the newly suggested committee for “the development of morals and conscience and the promotion of work ethics and values […]
  • China/Taiwan: Singers banned for nationalist statements and actions

    Taiwanese-born singer Michael Huang’s songs and appearances on shows have been banned on Taiwanese media after he made critical comments against a teen pop star holding up the island’s flag during her appearance on a TV show, reported Now K Pop. On 8 January 2016 Huang posted a message on popular Chinese micro-blogging site Sina […]
  • Musical responses to 9/11: List of allegedly ‘banned’ songs

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Musical responses to September 11th: The list of allegedly ‘banned’ songs In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks in 2001, a list of 160 “lyrically inappropriate” songs was said to have been distributed to 1,200 radio stations in the US, and consequently bands such as Rage Against The Machine were allegedly banned from […]
  • USA: The US rock group Pearl Jam’s anti-Bush statement censored on webcast

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:Rock group’s anti-Bush statement allegedly censored After Pearl Jam’s live show on 5 August 2007, the band was informed by fans that parts of the webcast of their concert had been left out by the main sponsor AT&T. There was an interruption of the webcast when the lead singer made a statement against […]
  • USA: Dixie Chicks’ triumph over censorship: Five Grammys

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:Dixie Chicks’ triumph over censorship: Five Grammys It was a victory over censorship, boycott and death threats when Dixie Chicks ‘swept’ the most prestigious honours in the global music calendar, the Grammy Awards The news went around the globe: A triumphant comeback for the country trio The Dixie Chicks three years after they caused […]
  • USA: ‘Crash into me, baby!’

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Crash into me, baby: America’s implicit music censorship since 11 Septemberby Eric Nuzum “Freedom has been attacked, but freedom will be defended.” These were the words of President George Bush shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. Bush went on to say that the terrorists “cannot touch the foundation […]
  • Singer ‘strips’ over censorship

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Singer ‘strips’ over censorshipAlanis Morissette wore a “nude suit” on stage at Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys to complain about censorship in the US.Morissette, who was hosting the Juno Awards in Edmonton on Sunday, wore the cartoon-style bodysuit in protest at TV and radio censorship in the US. Story from BBC Read more: […]
  • Elton John attacks new ‘era of censorship’ in America

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Elton John attacks new ‘era of censorship’ in America“There’s an atmosphere of fear in America right now that is deadly. Everyone is too career-conscious. They’re all too scared.” British singer Elton John has attacked what he calls a McCarthy-like “era of censorship” in America. Entertainers who speak out against the Bush administration or […]
  • Reggae stars dropped because of ‘homophobic’ lyrics

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Reggae stars dropped because of ‘homophobic’ lyricsA collection of articles and background information on the current debate, where Elephant Man and Vybz Kartel, the two controversial reggae acts accused of inciting violence against homosexuals, have been dropped from the Mobo (Music of Black Origin) Awards after refusing to provide their promised written apologies. […]
  • United Kingdom: Opera author refused censorship of a character’s sexuality

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## United Kingdom:Opera author refused censorship of a character’s sexuality On 2 July 2011, author Lee Hall who had spent the past year working on an epic opera starring 300 schoolchildren, was told by email that his backers, a school and an opera house, have pulled out as the consequence of a bitter row […]
  • UK / USA: ‘Offending’ album title covered with sticker

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:‘Offending’ album title covered with sticker The popular British rock band Arctic Monkeys’ new album is entitled ‘Suck It And See’ – a phrase which causes a stir in the United States where major stores will cover the offending album title by a big sticker. When the indie-rock band from a suburb of Sheffield […]
  • Germany: Norwegian band censored by German publisher

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Germany: Norwegian band censored by German publisher When the Norwegian band Honningbarna wanted to release their debut album in Germany they were told by their publisher to leave the song ‘Free Palestine’ out. German fans of Honningbarna will have one song less than the Norwegian fans when the album ‘La alarmane g SourceBallade.no […]
  • India: Album recalled and destroyed because it offends Christians

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## India:Heavy Metal album recalled and destroyed because it offends Christians India has seen a “Cartoon Crisis” of its own, only this time around Jesus is the prophet in focus. EMI Warner Music has pulled the new album by the American Heavy Metal band Slayer from music stores across India because of protests from […]
  • UK/USA: Media giant claimed to threaten British music

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## England / USA:Media giant claimed to threaten British music “The Texan media company Clear Channel Communications is increasingly casting its shadow over the music scene in Britain,” claims Granville Williams, editor of the newsletter ‘Free Press’, published by the British ‘Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom’ “Lovers of independent and innovative music in Britain […]
  • China: Rolling Stones had five songs censored

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## China / USA:American rock stars accepted Chinese censorship Chinese censors restricted the veteran rock star group the Rolling Stones from performing five songs when they made their debut in mainland China on 8 April 2006. Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger stated at a press conference in Shanghai that in his opinion this […]
  • Freemuse report on censorship in post 9/11 USA

    FREEMUSE REPORT 13 February 2006 Eric Nuzum’Singing in the Echo Chamber’Music censorship in the U.S. after September 11Freemuse, Copenhagen, 2005ISSN 1601-2127 Soon after the 9/11 attacks, the discussion concerning the long-term impact on free expression and personal privacy became heated and intense. Musicians have participated (directly and indirectly) in the public discourse, both through word […]
  • China: The Rolling Stones accepts censorship

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## China:The Rolling Stones accepts censorship Veteran American rock star group The Rolling Stones will most likely follow the beat of China’s censors when they perform in China in April 2006 The Rolling Stones plan to make its debut in mainland China in an 8,000-seat stadium in Shanghai on April 8, 2006, as part […]
  • Tunisia/Egypt: Najla too sexy for Egyptian tv

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Tunisia / Egypt:Najla banned on Egyptian tv channel The Egyptian music channel Mazzika will not air Tunisian singer and dancer Najla’s new music video because it is considered pornographic Najla is trying eagerly to return to the scenes, yet decisions to ban her music surround her. This is the third time the singer’s music video has […]
  • USA: Rock superstars censored for their lyrics

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:Rock superstars censored for their lyrics On February 5, 2006, rock music veterans The Rolling Stones were censored during their performance at the Super Bowl – one of the most-watched events on US tv. The Rolling Stones were the real talking point of the Super Bowl on the first Sunday in February. Their […]
  • USA: Dixie Chicks film about censorship censored

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:Dixie Chicks film about censorship censored The American tv-network NBC and the CW Television Network has refused to air ads for the new documentary ‘Shut Up & Sing’, about the top-selling American country band Dixie Chicks According to Drudge Report, NBC has stated that NBC “cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging […]
  • Eminem to start censorship-free radio station

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Eminem to start censorship-free radio stationThe FCC is going to let him be. Eminem is pulling up his anchor and heading out into international waters where the oppressive purveyors of social decency and moral righteousness won’t be able to bleep or block a thing. He’s left behind the horrendous world of generic terrestrial […]
  • Independent record labels unhappy with Sony – BMG merger

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Independent record labels unhappy with Sony – BMG mergerIndependent record labels are disappointed by the EU allowing Sony and BMG’s merger, saying it was given “easy clearance”. The deal, approved without conditions, means the four major companies control around 80% of the world’s music.Story from BBC More about corporate censorship Related reading Read […]
  • Wal-Mart is sued over rude lyrics

    NEWS 
  • United Kingdom: Banned group returns to stage

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Banned group returns to stageThey were censored on Top of the Pops and infuriated the National Front in the late 70’s. Now the Gang of Four returns to the stage for a few gigs. Vocalist Jon King claims Gang of Four was banned more than the Sex Pistols. Full story at The Guardian […]
  • Israel: On the road to McCarthyism?

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Israel: On the road to McCarthyism?The artistic establishment in Israel, whose job it is to support the activities of artists and defend their rights, decided to exercise its authority and impose censorship under the guise of various pretexts. Story from Haaretz Related reading
  • Spot buys: The new payola?

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Spot buys: The new payola?Focus on the history of payola, including the current debate in the U.S. on record labels purchasing overnight advertising time at radio chains and using the time for repeated play of singles A Nashville radio station played Avril Lavigne’s “Don’t Tell Me” three times an hour, every hour, between […]
  • Rapper Jadakiss Blames Bush for Sept. 11

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Rapper Jadakiss Blames Bush for Sept. 11Over the years, the rapper Jadakiss has depicted a world of drug dealing, murder and other assorted mayhem without raising many eyebrows. But seven words in his new song “Why” – “Why did Bush knock down the towers?” – has gotten Jadakiss the most mainstream attention, and […]
  • Zimbabwean rapper Maskiri banned

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Zimbabwean rapper Maskiri bannedControversial rapper Maskiri says his latest album has been banned from the airwaves because of what State radio bosses considered offensive content. “I was told by deejays this week the CD was banned and they won’t play it on radio,” he told Zimbabwe Standard.Story from AllAfrica.com See also the Freemuse […]
  • Ojos de Brujo

    OJOS DE BRUJO (Catalonia/Spain)
  • John Adams banned in Boston

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## John Adams banned in BostonThe John Adams opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” cancelled by Boston Symphony Orchestra because of the September 11 terror attacks. Story from New York Times See also the special section on September 11 Related reading
  • The day protest music died

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## The day the protest music diedPop music played a crucial role in the national debate over the Vietnam War. By the late 1960’s, radio stations across the country were crackling with blatantly political songs that became mainstream hits.“The Trouble With Corporate Radio: The Day the Protest Music Died”. Editorial from New York Times […]
  • Musical responses to 9/11: From Conservative patriotism to radicalism

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Musical responses to September 11th: From conservative patriotism to radicalismby Martin Cloonan Read about 9/11 and music censorship in “Musical responses to September 11th: From conservative patriotism to radicalism” – a chapter by Freemuse chairperson Martin Cloonan, from the book “9/11 – The world’s all out of tune Populäre Musik nach dem 11. […]
  • CNN “Worldbeat”: A Victim Of Terrorism

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## CNN’s “Worldbeat”: A victim of terrorismComment about the closure of CNN’s “Worldbeat” programmeFrom Media Channel See also the special section on September 11 Related reading
  • American radio station bans Jethro Tull

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## American radio station bans Jethro TullJethro Tull is off the play list of a classic rock station after the band’s frontman criticized displays of the Stars and Stripes. “As far as we Related reading
  • The Market and Media Censors – panel debate

    PANEL DEBATE
  • Wal-Mart: Market censors and market mechanisms

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Wal-Mart: Market censors and market mechanismsBackground information and articles on the biggest retailer in the US, who is often accused of censorshipIn 1996, singer Sheryl Crow caused controversy with the lyrics “Watch out sister, Watch out brother, Watch out children while they kill each other, with a gun they bought at Wal-Mart discount […]
  • Venue expels Linda Ronstadt after political remarks

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Venue expels Linda Ronstadt after political remarksUS singer Linda Ronstadt was booed and removed from a Las Vegas casino for praising film-maker Michael Moore and his film Fahrenheit 9/11 during a show. Ronstadt called Moore a “great American patriot” and “someone who is spreading the truth” during a performance at the Aladdin venue […]
  • Singer Lee Jones attacks Bush

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Singer Lee Jones attacks BushAmerican singer Rickie Lee Jones has attacked the policies of the Bush administration on her latest record – despite the potential risk to her career. “I usually reflect things totally internally. But I think what is happening in America is so disturbing to me, it becomes internal”. Story from […]
  • Public Enemy vs MTV

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Public Enemy vs MTVMTV will not show the video for ‘Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need’.Full story and petition Related reading
  • 9/11: Is protest music dead?

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Is protest music dead?Ever since John Lennon and Yoko Ono led a raucous crowd of flower-toting, peasant-bloused hippies in a pot-hazy chorus of “Give Peace a Chance,” it seems to have been a pop axiom: When the United States goes to war, the musicians begin calling for peace. So why, since Sept. 11, […]
  • Damon Albarn: Music is destroyed by censorship

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Damon Albarn: ‘Music is destroyed by censorship’Three musicians took part in a press conference about music censorship during this year’s Roskilde Festival. The big business of the record industry exerts a covert censorship, which makes it incredibly difficult for musicians across the world to express themselves freely. That was the message from Damon […]
  • Viva Corporate Control!?

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Viva: Corporate control!?European independent music companies slam Universal’s alleged payola deal with Germany-based broadcaster Viva to guarantee video-time for Universals’ artists in return for payment Press release from IMPALA, Independent Music Companies AssociationSee also Der Spiegel (in German) Recommended background reading:Pay for playPayola CityPayola – The paying of cash or gifts in exchange […]
  • Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation employs Ian Smith laws

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation employs Ian Smith lawsArticle by Zenzo Ncube (London) The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), formed in 1980 at Zimbabwe’s independence still uses the same repressive laws of the 60’s and 70’s that were used by the Ian Smith regime to prevent radio presenters playing music considered by officials to be anti […]
  • Clear Channel: September 11 & Corporate Censorship

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Clear Channel: September 11 & Corporate CensorshipA collection of articles which examines the role of Clear Channel as market leader and, as some will say, the biggest corporate censor in U.S. history, with special focus on their role in the censorship debate following the September 11 terrorist attacks. The day after the September […]
  • Singapore upholds Janet Jackson ban

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Singapore upholds Janet Jackson banOfficials in Singapore have thrown out an appeal against a ban on Janet Jackson’s album, ‘All For You’. The Publications Appeal Committee, a panel of academics and professionals, decided that the lyrics of the album, particularly one song, Would You Mind, were “not acceptable to our society”. The record […]
  • Repression against musicians of Belarus

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Repression against musicians of BelarusOpen letter from Belarusian musicians concerning political pressure being placed on musicians who allegedly oppose President Aleksandr Lukashenko. “OPEN LETTER from Belarusian musicians We, musicians of Belarus, feel it necessary to express our concern about the pressure we have already been experiencing for almost two months since July 21, […]
  • Postscript to report on censorship in Zimbabwe

    FREEMUSE REPORT
  • Primal Scream change title and lyrics

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Primal Scream change title and lyricsAs reported in April, Primal Scream’s new album looked set to be banned in the US – for featuring their controversial song ‘Bomb The Pentagon’. The song, a bitter attack on US foreign policy, now has a new title (‘Rise’ ) and totally different lyrics. Lead singer Bobby […]
  • List of banned songs in Zambia 2004

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## List of banned songs in Zambia 2004A few Zambian artists gained further popularity in 2004 by releasing controversial songs, but several artists learned a tough lesson when songs with “vulgar language” were banned by local radio stations and condemned publicly. “Opinion” in Times of Zambia supported the censorship. Story from AllAfrica.com 1Story from […]
  • The culture of conflict: September 11 effects

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## The culture of conflict: September 11 effectsThe terror attacks in America may cause a change of heart in Hollywood, but what of the other arts? And what will be the effect on the creative scene in Britain? From dance to pop, Guardian critics assess the likely impact.From The Guardian See also the special […]
  • Beenie Man banned from MTV gig

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Beenie Man banned from MTV gigThe Jamaican reggae star Beenie Man has been banned from performing at an MTV concert in Miami after gay activists planned a protest over the singer’s past lyrics. Beenie Man, who recently issued his “sincerest apologies” for violent, homophobic lyrics, was due to perform on Saturday prior to […]
  • Ban the bomb

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Ban the bombPrimal Scream’s new album looks set to be banned in the US – for featuring their controversial song ‘Bomb the Pentagon’. The song, a bitter attack on US foreign policy, was premiered live just before the September 11 terror attacks.From New Musical Express See also the special section on September 11 […]
  • Pop lyrics and their censors

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Pop lyrics and their censors” Political correctness has imposed a new restraint on free speech.”Interview with Freemuse co-chair Martin Cloonan on music censorship today, from BBC;http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3395823.stmHow do pop lyrics get past the censors? Cloonan interviewed by BBC Front Row 12th of January 2004 (audio interview)http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow/frontrow_20040112.shtml Related reading
  • USA: What if they gave a culture war and nobody came?

    ARTICLE
  • Freemuse report on music censorship in Zimbabwe

    FREEMUSE REPORT Banning EyrePlaying with Fire: Fear and Self-Censorship in Zimbabwean Music.Freemuse, Copenhagen, October 2001, ISSN 1601-2127Banning Eyre, one of the United States’ foremost journalists on African music, on the situation in Mugabe’s increasingly repressive Zimbabwe. Watch video from the official presentation of the report at WOMEX 2001, click Read abstract Read the reportRead postscript, […]
  • Music during wartime

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Music during wartimeThe war on Iraq has in many ways affected freedom of musical expression; from The Dixie Chicks receiving death threats and being boycotted by many radio stations, to a new wave of protest music. Below is an extensive collection of links to articles related to music and the war on Iraq. February […]
  • Chuck D/Public Enemy

    CHUCK D of PUBLIC ENEMY (USA)
  • Patti Smith

    PATTI SMITHSinger and musician (USA)
  • More mergers: consolidation in the music industry

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## More mergers: consolidation in the music industry With EMI, Warner Music, Sony and Bertelsmann racing to get regulatory approval for their planned mergers – what will consolidation mean for the music industry?Story from BBCStory from Village Voice Related reading ANDY BROWNSinger/musician (Zimbabwe)
  • Roskilde Festival 2003, Damon Albarn on music censorship

    FREEMUSE PRESS CONFERENCE, ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2003 ##PagePublishedLong## At the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Freemuse organized a press conference on freedom of musical expression, with Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Ty in the panel. Excerpts from the conference (RealVideo): The panel – from left; Ty, Damon Albarn, Tony Allen, Katrine N. S 1. SELF-CENSORSHIP/MUSIC DURING WARTIME 9:46 […]
  • Clear Channel adopt new decency standards

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Clear Channel adopt new “decency” StandardsClear Channel Communications Inc. has adopted new “decency” standards to make sure that material its radio stations air conforms to local community standards.From Reuters; http://entertainment.excite.com/article/id/387245%7Centertainment%7C02-25-2004::09:30%7Creuters.html Read more:
  • Militant Mind State

    MILITANT MIND STATERap artists (USA)
  • USA: Video interview with Kris Kristofferson

    KRIS KRISTOFFERSON(USA) 31 March 2008 Singer and songwriter Kris Kristofferson speaks about his personal experiences of music censorship.  Wimpy Wasp Player “Kris Kristofferson is not only one of America’s most celebrated and finest singer-songwriters. He is also among the most controversial. He keeps provoking and challenging the political establishment, and he has experienced both media […]
  • 3rd Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship

    | Media coverage | Speakers | Programme | Photos | Video interviews |  3rd FREEMUSE WORLD CONFERENCEON MUSIC AND CENSORSHIP 25-26 November 2006 in Istanbul, Turkey Professional musicians, scholars, and composers from 22 countries met at the 3rd Freemuse World Conference. Over two intensive days, they documented how music censorship is being implemented in countries all […]
  • Algerian rai musician: Censorship on political songs in the West

    NEWS Algerian rai musician: Censorship on political songs in the West Algerian musician and rai music rebel Rachid Taha has told BBC World Service that he believes Western radio stations are more restrictive in what music they play than their counterparts in the Middle East, because they refrain from airing political songs. Algerian musician and […]
  • Shoot the Singer! Book

    SHOOT THE SINGER! MUSIC CENSORSHIP TODAY 25 May 2004 Edited by Marie Korpe (Executive Director, Freemuse), published by Zed Books, London.Publication date: 18 May 2004. CD included. Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today was presented on 18 May 2004 at a combined book launch and one-day seminar on music censorship at SOAS (School of Oriental […]
  • Shoot the Singer! – table of contents

    SHOOT THE SINGER ! TABLE OF CONTENTS Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today table of contents one | Introduction1 What is music censorship? Towards a better understanding of the termMartin Cloonan 2 Music as a parallel power structureAlenka Barber-Kersovan 3 Music as a useless activity: conservative interpretations of music in IslamJonas Otterbeck two | Asia4 […]
  • Australia: New censorship codes imposed

    NEWS Australia: New censorship codes imposedEditorial on how the Federal Government has over-reacted to a tiny protest group’s complaints about song lyrics. In February 2004 the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) announced on its website the first two artists to be classified Level 3 under the new code. The sticker on the CDs reads “Restricted: High Impact […]
  • Turkey: New media law heavily criticised

    NEWS New media law heavily criticised Article from Los Angeles Times The Turkish parliament approved a controversial bill Wednesday that critics charge will further curtail press freedoms, strengthen media monopolies and weaken the country’s bid to join the European Union. Under the new law, Turkey’s media barons will no longer be barred from bidding for […]
  • Local TV censored

    NEWS Local TV taken off air for playing 200-year-old Kurdish songFrom AFP (Associated French Press) A 200-year-old Kurdish song caused the closure last week of a television station operating in southeastern Turkey, home to the country’s Kurdish population. Gun-TV was taken off air on Friday for one month after broadcasting the song.The decision made by […]
  • United Kingdom: Britain at War

    ARTICLE Britain at War“Broadcasters have a history of being sensitive about certain material. I think it is probably true to say that it is not a matter in Britain of the central state saying, “you can’t play this”. It is a matter of broadcasters saying, “we’re supporting our boys in this one, we’re not going […]

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