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Sculptures at the stunning, semi-submerged art gallery Coralarium in the Maldives were destroyed after a court ruled the artwork posed a threat to “Islamic unity and the peace and interests of the Maldivian state” and that its removal was necessary to “protect the five tenets of Islamic shariah”.

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Sculptures at the stunning, semi-submerged art gallery Coralarium in the Maldives were destroyed after a court ruled the artwork posed a threat to “Islamic unity and the peace and interests of the Maldivian state” and that its removal was necessary to “protect the five tenets of Islamic shariah”.

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2 weeks ago

Freemuse

A TV broadcaster in Turkey was fined for playing a new music video by Pink, which shows “erotic dance figures of a homosexual nature”. AS TV also aired the video at a time when children and young people could see it and be “negatively influenced”, the television watchdog said.

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A TV broadcaster in Turkey was fined for playing a new music video by Pink, which shows “erotic dance figures of a homosexual nature”. AS TV also aired the video at a time when children and young people could see it and be “negatively influenced”, the television watchdog said.

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The demise of Turkey.

2 weeks ago

Freemuse

While Mickey mouse was celebrating his 90th birthday in front of the Giza pyramids, a province in Egypt was plotting to remove his image from classrooms.

“We need to replace the images of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck with images of famous Egyptians and military martyrs so children look up to them as role models,” the governor of Qalyubia province north of Cairo said.

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While Mickey mouse was celebrating his 90th birthday in front of the Giza pyramids, a province in Egypt was plotting to remove his image from classrooms.

“We need to replace the images of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck with images of famous Egyptians and military martyrs so children look up to them as role models,” the governor of Qalyubia province north of Cairo said.

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Egypt is an absolutely despicable militarized barrack.

2 weeks ago

Freemuse

Twelve members of Spanish rap group La Insurgencia won’t be sent to prison for “supporting terrorism” in their lyrics after their two-year jail sentences were reduced to six months on appeal.

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Twelve members of Spanish rap group La Insurgencia won’t be sent to prison for “supporting terrorism” in their lyrics after their two-year jail sentences were reduced to six months on appeal.

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A woman in Saudi Arabia has lost a two-year legal battle to marry the man of her choice, who plays the lute.

"Because the suitor plays a musical instrument he is unsuitable for the woman from a religious point of view," the court said.

Saudi Arabia: Court rules woman cannot marry man who plays musical instrument

A Saudi woman has lost a two-year legal battle to marry a man who her family says is "religiously incompatible" with her because he plays the lute.

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On the #InternationalDayoftheGirlChild #Freemuse expresses hope that each #girlchild gets the opportunity to freely #express themselves #artistically throughout their whole lives. Let's support women's artists!
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Did you know that 4,390 books have been banned in Kuwait in the past five years, inlcuding 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou and a Disney version of 'The Little Mermaid'. 🤔

Kuwait: More than 4,000 books banned in five years • Freemuse

Activists are taking to the streets of Kuwait City to protest government censorship that has blacklisted more than 4,300 books in the last five years.

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The Liberian producer of hit protest song 'Bring our Container Back' says he was assaulted by police officers who also allegedly lied about the reason for arresting him.

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Imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has ended his hunger strike after 145 days. "I am grateful to everyone who supported me, and I apologise to those whom I have failed," he said.

Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov Ends 145-Day Hunger Strike

“I’m grateful to everyone who supported me and apologize to those whom I failed.”

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The stunning, semi-submerged art gallery #Coralarium in the Maldives was partially destroyed after a court ruled the human-like sculptures were anti-Islamic idols and posed a threat to “Islamic unity and the peace and interests of the Maldivian state”.

Maldives: Underwater art gallery destroyed for being ‘anti-Islamic’

An underwater art gallery in the Maldives was partially destroyed after a court ruled the human sculptures were anti-Islamic ‘idols’.

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A TV broadcaster in Turkey was fined for playing this music video by Pink, which shows “erotic dance figures of a homosexual nature”. It was aired when young people could see it and be “negatively influenced”, the television watchdog said.

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Catch up on the censorship dispute surrounding a Robert Mapplethorpe photography exhibition at the Serralves Museum in Portugal. Since its opening, the curator has resigned and a collector wants to withdraw 700 works on loan to the museum.

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Portugal: Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition plagued by censorship dispute

Since its opening, censorship controversy has surrounded a new Robert Mapplethorpe photography exhibition at the Serralves Museum in Portugal.

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“Artistic freedom is often taken for granted in our western societies and I’m often asked what would happen if it were restricted.”

“And I say, it’s already being restricted.”

#HumanRights expert Sara Whyatt @swhyatt spoke last week at the #OSCE in Vienna

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Singaporean artist Seelan Palay has been jailed for two weeks after he was convicted of 'staging an unlawful performance without a permit' and refused to pay a fine.

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Famed performance artist Marina Abramovic was assaulted by a man who smashed a paper portrait over her head after a book signing event in Italy.

“You don’t make art through violence against others," she told him.

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Update: State asked for time as the Attorney General could not be present in court today. The High Court is now set to hear Shahidul Alam's bail petition tomorrow at 2pm.

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