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10 hours ago

Freemuse

Did you hear that the ears of male actors wearing earrings are being blurred on Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi? The censored images are said to be part of China’s crackdown on “effeminate” male celebrities.

Check out #MaleTVStarsCantWearEarrings on social media for more!

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Did you hear that the ears of male actors wearing earrings are being blurred on Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi? The censored images are said to be part of China’s crackdown on “effeminate” male celebrities.

Check out #MaleTVStarsCantWearEarrings on social media for more!

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I don't understand, what's effeminate in earrings?

13 hours ago

Freemuse

We're gearing up for Music Freedom Day 2019 on Sunday 3 March to celebrate the human right to musical expression!

If you're interested in hosting an event— anywhere in the world—please let us know. You can find more details on the event page and here 👉 freemuse.org/music-freedom-day/
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Were gearing up for Music Freedom Day 2019 on Sunday 3 March to celebrate the human right to musical expression!

If youre interested in hosting an event— anywhere in the world—please let us know. You can find more details on the event page and here 👉 https://freemuse.org/music-freedom-day/

2 weeks ago

Freemuse

Characters in the hit US TV show 'Modern Family' might be a bit too modern for Turkish audiences.

The national watchdog RTÜK banned TV network BeIN Series HD Comedy channel from airing two episodes of 'Modern Family' and fined it for showing "profane language, allowing coverage of a child born out of wedlock and contradicting national and sentimental values".

Read more here 👉 tinyurl.com/ybgh4c6v

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Characters in the hit US TV show Modern Family might be a bit too modern for Turkish audiences. 

The national watchdog RTÜK banned TV network BeIN Series HD Comedy channel from airing two episodes of Modern Family and fined it for showing profane language, allowing coverage of a child born out of wedlock and contradicting national and sentimental values. 

Read more here 👉 http://tinyurl.com/ybgh4c6v

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*Some* Turkish audiences. The sort the government approves of.

2 weeks ago

Freemuse

Did you know that artists in Uzbekistan can’t post their video clips online or have them shown on TV without permission from the national arts council?

Singer Jahongir Poziljonov recently made headlines when his song ‘Selfies with my President’ was broadcast on ZO'R-TV without official permission.

Read more here 👉 ow.ly/SL4V30nevFpОфициальный сайт: www.zortv.uz ZO'RTV @ Instagram instagram.com/ZORTV.UZ ZO'RTV @ Telegram telegram.me/ZORTV_KANAL ZO'R TV @ Facebook h...
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Well, that sucks!

3 weeks ago

Freemuse

UPDATE: Turkish rapper Burry Soprano charged with promoting drug use.

The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office is seeking up to 10 years in jail for the rapper, who is accused of promoting drug use in his hit song 'Mary Jane'. The indictment says “Mary Jane” is slang for cannabis and posting the song on social media “overtly encourages” drug use.

Read the update here 👉 freemuse.org/news/turkey-youtube-pulls-rappers-music-video-after-court-rules-it-encouraged-drug-use/
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UPDATE: Turkish rapper Burry Soprano charged with promoting drug use.

The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office is seeking up to 10 years in jail for the rapper, who is accused of promoting drug use in his hit song Mary Jane. The indictment says “Mary Jane” is slang for cannabis and posting the song on social media “overtly encourages” drug use.

Read the update here 👉 https://freemuse.org/news/turkey-youtube-pulls-rappers-music-video-after-court-rules-it-encouraged-drug-use/

3 weeks ago

Freemuse

The head of a regional TV channel for Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB has been fired after airing the Jackie Chan film 'Shinjuku Incident' without removing a sex scene.

Under Iranian censorship rules, men and women are not allowed physical contact on screen.

"Clips of immoral scenes of a film featuring Jackie Chan have been circulating on social media which was apparently shown by Kish IRIB," the semi-official ISNA news agency reported, according to AFP.

"These scenes which are in total contradiction with the principles of IRIB has ultimately led to the dismissal and reprimand of some of the employees of IRIB in Kish."

Read more here 👉 www.msn.com/en-xl/middleeast/top-stories/iran-tv-boss-fired-over-jackie-chan-sex-scene/ar-BBRDDuz
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The head of a regional TV channel for Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB has been fired after airing the Jackie Chan film Shinjuku Incident without removing a sex scene.

Under Iranian censorship rules, men and women are not allowed physical contact on screen.

Clips of immoral scenes of a film featuring Jackie Chan have been circulating on social media which was apparently shown by Kish IRIB, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported, according to AFP.

These scenes which are in total contradiction with the principles of IRIB has ultimately led to the dismissal and reprimand of some of the employees of IRIB in Kish.

Read more here 👉 https://www.msn.com/en-xl/middleeast/top-stories/iran-tv-boss-fired-over-jackie-chan-sex-scene/ar-BBRDDuz

3 weeks ago

Freemuse

The third video in the Safemuse series about artistic freedom is out today.

Afghan musician Hamid Sakhizada was forced to leave his country to play his own traditional music. He met with Sami artist Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen to talk about music, tradition and the cost of fighting for their cultural heritage.

Go to www.safeseries.no to watch the full video.

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Tredje del av videoserien SAFE er ute!

Den afghanske musikeren Hamid Sakhizada ble tvunget til å forlate landet sitt for å kunne spille sin egen tradisjonsmusikk.

En desemberdag i Oslo møtte han den samiske artisten Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, for å snakke om musikk, tradisjon og prisen for å kjempe for sin kulturarv.

Gå inn på www.safeseries.no for å se hele videoen

Takk til Hamid og Ella Marie for deres vakre ord, takk til Kulturkirken JAKOB, og takk til alle våre samarbeidspartnere som har vært med.

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The third video in our series about artistic freedom is out today.
Afghan musician Hamid Sakhizada was forced to leave his country to play his own traditional music.

A December day in Oslo he met Sami artist Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, to talk about music, tradition and the cost of fighting for their cultural heritage.

Go to www.safeseries.no to watch the full video.

Thanks to Hamid and Ella Marie for their beautiful words, thanks to Kulturkirken JAKOB for letting us use their wonderful space, and thanks to all our collaborators for making this happen.
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3 weeks ago

Freemuse

Earlier this month, a court in China sentenced singer-songwriter Xu Lin to three years in jail for “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble”.

He was detained in September 2017 after writing songs about Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who died of liver cancer while in custody.

A judgment handed down on 7 December 2018 at the Guangzhou City Nansha District People’s Court said Xu Lin had “commented on the internet and repeatedly insulted the country’s leaders, causing adverse social impacts” and posted false information.

The judgment said the widely disseminated information caused “serious disturbance to public order”.

Read more here 👉https://freemuse.org/news/china-singer-songwriter-jailed-for-stirring-up-trouble/
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Earlier this month, a court in China sentenced singer-songwriter Xu Lin to three years in jail for “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble”.

He was detained in September 2017 after writing songs about Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who died of liver cancer while in custody.

A judgment handed down on 7 December 2018 at the Guangzhou City Nansha District People’s Court said Xu Lin had “commented on the internet and repeatedly insulted the country’s leaders, causing adverse social impacts” and posted false information.

The judgment said the widely disseminated information caused “serious disturbance to public order”.

Read more here 👉https://freemuse.org/news/china-singer-songwriter-jailed-for-stirring-up-trouble/
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We're gearing up for Music Freedom Day 2019 on 3 March to celebrate the human right to musical expression! If you're interested in hosting an event— anywhere in the world—please let us know: https://t.co/tIZ3sdv7mz … #FreedomofExpression #FreeExpression

A court in #Turkey has sentenced #musician Azad Bedran to three years and nine months in #jail for "making propaganda for a terrorist organisation” with one of his music videos.

Turkey: Musician jailed for ‘making terrorist propaganda’ in music video

Turkish musician Azad Bedran has been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail over a music video.

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Rio de Janeiro arts collective És Uma Maluca has staged a performance on the street to protest #censorship after the government shown down an exhibition in an alleged move to prevent the performance from happening.

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The government of #Somaliland has arrested British-Somalilander poet Abdirahman Abees after he recited poems about “police brutality, “arbitrary detentions” and “poor leadership” at a poetry reading event.

Somalia: Poet arrested after poetry reading

Poet Abdirahman Abees has been arrested in Somaliland over his poetry readings about "police brutality", "arbitrary detentions" and "poor leadership".

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A court in #Casablanca has ordered the dissolution of @RacinesMaroc, a cultural organisation that promotes #culture and advocates for #FreedomOfExpression in #Morocco. Freemuse stands with Racines and its important work.

Moroccan court orders shuts down of cultural organisation Racines

A court in Casablanca has ordered the dissolution of Racines, a cultural organisation that promotes culture and advocates for freedom of expression in...

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We're gearing up for Music Freedom Day 2019 on 3 March to celebrate the human right to musical expression! If you're interested in hosting an event— anywhere in the world—please let us know: https://t.co/tIZ3sdv7mz #FreedomofExpression #FreeExpression

Nine wedding #singers were detained and taken to #court for allegedly praising terror organisations during #wedding ceremony performances in the #Turkish town of Viranşehir.

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Turkey: Wedding singers in court over alleged terror propaganda

Nine wedding singers in Turkey were detained and taken to court for allegedly praising terror organisations during wedding ceremony performances.

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Iranian singer Mehdi Yarrahi is waiting on a potential ban over an antiwar song and music video. But says "I'm from Ahwaz, I grew up with the sound of the [air-raid] sirens. I have the right to ask [questions]." https://t.co/u8gGj5nGPc

"Music is one of the most effective ways to bring about social and political change."Check out @MusicInAfrica 's compilation of stories on music #censorship in Africa: https://t.co/alj3gXQZ4O (one of @Freemuse98 's reports is on the list!) #FreeExpression #ArtIsNotACrime

Characters in hit US TV show #ModernFamily might be a bit too modern for #Turkish audiences. TV network BeIN Series was fined for showing "profane language" and "a child born out of wedlock" and banned from showing two episodes. Read more here 👉 https://t.co/YtbQ0Rqnw6

Five members of #Yemeni #hiphop dance group Wax On Crew were briefly detained by police and only released after they signed a document saying they would stop #dancing in public. https://t.co/pbTnpQ4hKu

UPDATE: #Turkish rapper Burry Soprano is facing up to 10 years in jail as prosecutors accuse him of promoting drug use in his hit song 'Mary Jane'. https://t.co/MxEURR9lJj

The head of a regional TV channel in Iran has been fired for airing #JackieChan @EyeOfJackieChan film 'Shinjuku Incident' without removing a sex scene. Under Iranian censorship rules, men and women are not allowed physical contact on screen. Read more 👉 https://t.co/SCcYZ0JVv8

Egyptian poet Galal El-Behairy has spent more than 300 days behind bars for his poetry, yet he continues to write from prison. Read his latest poem here: https://t.co/UcqUULKgTl #FreeGalal #FreedomOfExpression #HumanRights #Egypt

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