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Freemuse Newsletter no. 3 / 2009

26 October 2009

IMPRISONED MUSICIAN SHORTLISTED FOR INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM PRIZE

Nominated by Freemuse, imprisoned singer Lapiro de Mbanga from Cameroon has been shortlisted
for the Freedom to Create Prize. The case against singer Lapiro has gained increased
international attention as Freedom Now, a US-based lawyers’ advocacy organisation has joined
the campaign for the release of Lapiro, alongside Freemuse, International PEN, Mondomix and Vigier Guitars.
Read more and sign the petition:
www.freemuse.org/news/cameroon-lapiro-shortlisted-for-global-award

 

FREEMUSE RECEIVES GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD

The International Music Council, IMC, has awarded Freemuse the IMC Inaugural Musical Rights Award for
‘the courageous global program advocating freedom of expression for creators and performers of music
conducted by Freemuse’
Read more:
www.freemuse.org/news/tunisia-freemuse-receives-international-award/

MEET FREEMUSE AT WOMEX TRADE FAIR IN DENMARK

Freemuse organises a network meeting at WOMEX, which includes presentations of three important initiatives
related to freedom of musical expression.
Read more:
www.freemuse.org/news/freemuse-meet-freemuse-at-womex-the-annual-world-music-expo-2/

HEADBANGING AGAINST REPRESSIVE REGIMES
Censorship of heavy metal music is the topic of the forthcoming Freemuse report.
Written by Mark Levine, the report looks into censorship of metal music from China to Morocco.
Date of publication will be announced in November.

 

NEWS STORIES ON FREEMUSE.ORG

China: Ministry makes new push to control online music

India: Political party promises to ban Western music

Somalia: Rule no 1: ‘Music should not be aired’

Find more information and news on freemuse.org

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