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What is artistic freedom to you?

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What is artistic freedom to you?

➡ Find out what artistic freedom means to artists, policymakers and cultural professionals on.unesco.org/2zXoin9 #SupportCreativity
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3 days ago

Freemuse

This afternoon, we're discussing Jordi Cuixart's case in Denmark with Freemuse, NGO defending artistic freedom.

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Thank you for receiving us, Freemuse. It was a pleasure talking to you and sharing common struggles for freedom of expression. We wish you all the best.

4 days ago

Freemuse

Srirak just spoke on behalf of civil society organisations to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

He called on the IGC to:
1. Prioritise the safety of artists and audiences, as attacks on artists and artistic freedom continue to rise.
2. Urge state parties to use legal and policy measures to protect women, LGBTI and minority artists from attacks and violations of artistic freedom.
3. Publicly recognise artists as human rights defenders and coordinate protection with existing international protection mechanisms.

Read more here 👉https://en.unesco.org/creativity/governance/statutory-meetings/intergovernmental-committee/12th
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Srirak just spoke on behalf of civil society organisations to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

He called on the IGC to: 
1. Prioritise the safety of artists and audiences, as attacks on artists and artistic freedom continue to rise.
2. Urge state parties to use legal and policy measures to protect women, LGBTI and minority artists from attacks and violations of artistic freedom. 
3. Publicly recognise artists as human rights defenders and coordinate protection with existing international protection mechanisms.

Read more here 👉https://en.unesco.org/creativity/governance/statutory-meetings/intergovernmental-committee/12th

4 days ago

Freemuse

We're at Bremen Teater in Copenhagen for a concert held by Amnesty International Danmark to celebrate Human Rights Day and the UDHR turning 70 🔊🎤

Looking forward to artists performances with only a piano 🎹
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Were at Bremen Teater in Copenhagen for a concert held by Amnesty International Danmark to celebrate Human Rights Day and the UDHR turning 70 🔊🎤

Looking forward to artists performances with only a piano 🎹

4 days ago

Freemuse

Freemuse is marking #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—today, 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised'. #standup4humanrights

7. Top violators - countries

Read more here 👉 freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/
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Freemuse is marking #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—today, 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised. #standup4humanrights

7. Top violators - countries

Read more here 👉 https://freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/

5 days ago

Freemuse

Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised'. #standup4humanrights

6. Art forms
In January 2018, UK student artist, Megan Angus created an art work depicting women holding hands, kissing and some partial nudity. ‘Censored’ stickers were used to cover the images by the Laurence Jackson School in Guisborough, England. The school later apologised for what Angus described as a “homophobic” act, but insisted that “sexually explicit” images are usually censored.

Read more here 👉 freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/
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Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised. #standup4humanrights

6. Art forms
In January 2018, UK student artist, Megan Angus created an art work depicting women holding hands, kissing and some partial nudity. ‘Censored’ stickers were used to cover the images by the Laurence Jackson School in Guisborough, England. The school later apologised for what Angus described as a “homophobic” act, but insisted that “sexually explicit” images are usually censored.

Read more here 👉 https://freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/

7 days ago

Freemuse

Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised'. #standup4humanrights

5. Rationales
In March 2018, Bolivian artist Rilda Paco faced public outcry and received death threats over her painting depicting the Virgin of Socavon in red underwear and black stockings surrounded by people in colorful costumes dancing with alcohol bottles in their hands. According to the artist, her intention was to create a painting as a form of protest against the objectification of women in Bolivia. The artist was reportedly declared persona non grata by authorities in Oruro, and thus officially regarded as a public enemy.

“I have not committed any crime; I am not a murderer; I am not a violator; I have not beaten anyone,” Paco said.

Read more here 👉 freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/
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Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised. #standup4humanrights

5. Rationales
In March 2018, Bolivian artist Rilda Paco faced public outcry and received death threats over her painting depicting the Virgin of Socavon in red underwear and black stockings surrounded by people in colorful costumes dancing with alcohol bottles in their hands. According to the artist, her intention was to create a painting as a form of protest against the objectification of women in Bolivia. The artist was reportedly declared persona non grata by authorities in Oruro, and thus officially regarded as a public enemy.

“I have not committed any crime; I am not a murderer; I am not a violator; I have not beaten anyone,” Paco said.

Read more here 👉 https://freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/

1 week ago

Freemuse

Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised'. #standup4humanrights

4. Digital space
Censorship by social media platforms is often seen under the guise of ‘nudity’ when women’s nipples are displayed online. Freemuse experienced this when attempting to post an image from Icelandic artist Borghildur Indriðadóttir’s 'DEMONCRAZY – Drosophila' artistic performance.

Indriðadóttir had already been censored on Facebook in June 2018 when over 1500 of her Facebook friends disappeared and some of her personal pictures, likes and comments were deleted after sharing a promotional video for 'DEMONCRAZY'.

Read more here 👉https://freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/
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Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised. #standup4humanrights

4. Digital space
Censorship by social media platforms is often seen under the guise of ‘nudity’ when women’s nipples are displayed online. Freemuse experienced this when attempting to post an image from Icelandic artist Borghildur Indriðadóttir’s DEMONCRAZY – Drosophila artistic performance.

Indriðadóttir had already been censored on Facebook in June 2018 when over 1500 of her Facebook friends disappeared and some of her personal pictures, likes and comments were deleted after sharing a promotional video for DEMONCRAZY.

Read more here 👉https://freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/

1 week ago

Freemuse

What is artistic freedom to you?

Next week, UNESCO in Paris will host 'Create | 2030' – a series of talks with artists, academics, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss how investments in creativity can have a direct impact on achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This short film "What is artistic freedom to you?", based on interviews made in Norway, Senegal and Indonesia, will be presented during a public debate on artistic freedom on Thursday 13 December.

Watch the film below before the discussion kicks off, and check out the full Create | 2030 program (in English and French) here 👉 en.unesco.org/creativity/events/create-2030This short film was developed in conjunction with n interactive documentary project aiming to mobilize the international debate on freedom of artistic expres...
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1 week ago

Freemuse

Now presenting at the Safe Havens conference: our State of Artistic Freedom report 🔊

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Now presenting at the Safe Havens conference: our State of Artistic Freedom report 🔊

👇 https://freemuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Freemuse-The-state-of-artistic-freedom-2018-online-version.pdf

1 week ago

Freemuse

Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised'. #standup4humanrights

3. Main violators in severe cases
Incensed by the possible introduction of new regulations that would severely curtail women’s reproductive rights and reverse family planning laws in Iran, artist Atena Farghadani drew a cartoon depicting members of the Iranian Parliament as animals. In response, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested her in August 2014.

Farghadani was released on bail after two months and then posted a video online about her treatment in detention, which led to her rearrest and subsequent sentencing to 12 years and nine months in prison for “gathering and colluding against national security”, “spreading propaganda against the system”, “insulting members of parliament through paintings” and “insulting her interrogators”.

In 2016, under strong international pressure, an appeals court in Tehran reduced her sentence. She was released from prison on 3 May 2016.
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Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised. #standup4humanrights

3. Main violators in severe cases
Incensed by the possible introduction of new regulations that would severely curtail women’s reproductive rights and reverse family planning laws in Iran, artist Atena Farghadani drew a cartoon depicting members of the Iranian Parliament as animals. In response, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested her in August 2014.

Farghadani was released on bail after two months and then posted a video online about her treatment in detention, which led to her rearrest and subsequent sentencing to 12 years and nine months in prison for “gathering and colluding against national security”, “spreading propaganda against the system”, “insulting members of parliament through paintings” and “insulting her interrogators”.

In 2016, under strong international pressure, an appeals court in Tehran reduced her sentence. She was released from prison on 3 May 2016.

1 week ago

Freemuse

Friday 7 December is the last day to apply to be our Music Freedom Day coordinator, helping prepare and organise events in various countries during a three-month consultancy based in Copenhagen, starting January 2019: freemuse.org/jobs/music-freedom-day-coordinator-2/ ... See MoreSee Less

Friday 7 December is the last day to apply to be our Music Freedom Day coordinator, helping prepare and organise events in various countries during a three-month consultancy based in Copenhagen, starting January 2019: https://freemuse.org/jobs/music-freedom-day-coordinator-2/

1 week ago

Freemuse

We're at the Safe Havens conference in Malmo!

The next two days will be full of conversations, presentations and workshops on artistic freedom of expression.

Keep up with our activities on all our social media platforms 🔊
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Were at the Safe Havens conference in Malmo! 

The next two days will be full of conversations, presentations and workshops on artistic freedom of expression. 

Keep up with our activities on all our social media platforms 🔊

1 week ago

Freemuse

Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised'. #standup4humanrights

2. Severe violations
In February 2018 theatre actor Sumbul Khan was killed by three men in Pakistan who shot and killed her after she refused to perform for them at a private event in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

In April 2018, Pakistani singer Samina Samoon (also known as Samina Sindhu), was shot by a male fan for refusing to stand and dance whilst performing at a wedding ceremony in the Sindh province. She was pregnant at the time.

Read more here 👉 freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/
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Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting seven statistics from our newly released report Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised. #standup4humanrights

2. Severe violations
In February 2018  theatre actor Sumbul Khan was killed by three men in Pakistan who shot and killed her after she refused to perform for them at a private event in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

In April 2018, Pakistani singer Samina Samoon (also known as Samina Sindhu), was shot by a male fan for refusing to stand and dance whilst performing at a wedding ceremony in the Sindh province. She was pregnant at the time.

Read more here 👉 https://freemuse.org/news/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-turns-70-on-human-rights-day-2018/
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Three of @BFreeTheatre ‘Studio Fortinbras’ students were arrested and fined for "holding an unauthorised mass event" when they dressed as police officers with #LGBT rainbow epaulettes in a public performance piece in Minsk.

Belarus: Theatre students arrested, fined for LGBT artistic stunt

Three student activists were arrested and fined for dressing as police officers with rainbow epaulettes in a performance about homophobia in Belarus.

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Thank you all for solidarity these days. All students now released. By judging this artistic stunt as 'unauthorised mass event', the police lived up to the 'intimidator-image' the students attempted to deconstruct. Bravo !

What is artistic freedom to you?

➡ Find out what artistic freedom means to artists, policymakers and cultural professionals https://t.co/mljSsdeAra #SupportCreativity

A street performer in #WinniethePooh costume was told to stay out of sight to avoid embarrassing Chinese President Xi Jinping as his motorcade passed through downtown #Madrid. Winnie the Pooh has been used to parody the #Chinese president since 2013.

Spain: Winnie the Pooh street performer told to stay away from Chinese President

A street performer dressed as Winnie the Pooh was banned from a public square in Madrid to avoid embarrassing Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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This afternoon, we're discussing @jcuixart's case in #Denmark with @Freemuse98, NGO defending artistic freedom.
#HumanRights #FreedomOfExpression #FreeSpeech

@BFreeTheatre @pen_int @AtRiskArtists @Freemuse98 @aiww @hrw Do support the brave people of Belarus Free Theatre who are standing up on behalf of #LGBTQI rights in the face of the most extreme provocation, intimidation, victimisation, arrest and violence. A retweet at least would be a welcome act of solidarity

Srirak just spoke on behalf of civil society organisations to the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at @UNESCO HQ in Paris.

A #GenderGap persists in the cultural sector!

Women do not get equal pay & are under-represented in leadership positions

More details on UNESCO's Global report on the protection & promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions ➡️https://t.co/sP7q3RaKvm #SupportCreativity

Everyone, including you, has the right to make and listen to music. Today is #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Learn about artistic freedom for women worldwide in this new report by @Freemuse98: https://t.co/pIpdhbfXsv

On the 70th anniversary of the UniversalDeclaration of #HumanRights, let's recommit to implementing all its articles, including Art 27: the rights to take part FREELY in cultural life, enjoy the #arts & share in #scientific advancement #StandUp4HumanRights https://t.co/5KRdGGUPB4

We're at @BremenTeater for a #HumanRightsDay #UDHR70 concert held by @amnestydk! Looking forward to the performances by various artists to only a piano 🔊🎤🎹

Freemuse is marking #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights #UDHR —today, 10 December 2018—by spotlighting 7 statistics from our new report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised'.

Update: Our student who was arrested on Saturday was brought to court in handcuffs over 5 hours ago & still waiting hearing. See pinned tweet for details - follow us for updates. #StopViolence #EqualityForAll #HumanRightsDay #UDHR70

Please ReTweet ! Breaking news! BFT student arrested & 2 in hiding for standing up for #LGBTQI rights in #Minsk. Arrested for performance of 'LGBTQI Police' in rainbow epaulettes @pen_int @article19org @AtRiskArtists @freemuse98 @stephenfry

Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights #UDHR —on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting 7 statistics from our new report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised'.

Freemuse will mark #HumanRightsDay and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights #UDHR —on 10 December 2018—by spotlighting 7 statistics from our new report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised'.

Good news. Tania Bruguera & the other Decree 349 protest artists freed & Cuban govt acknowledges the decree is problematic. Congrats to the artists for taking such a brave stance. Yet there's still need for vigilance. @UNSRCulture

Tania Bruguera and fellow artists released from Cuban jail

Cuba's culture ministry waters down Decree 349, a new controversial censorship law

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The report also highlights individual women artists such as Alankrita Shrivastava (India), Borghildur Indriðadóttir (Iceland), and Monirah Hashemi (Afghanistan). Read more about the report and @Freemuse98: #ArtIsNotACrime #FreeExpression #UDHR70 https://t.co/qIdukKagco

Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised — ARC

ARC supports writers, musicians, journalists, cartoonists, and all artists facing threats to their freedom of expression

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