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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 👉 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/

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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/

3 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

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/

3 days 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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3 days 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

4 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

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.

4 days 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/

4 days 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 🔊

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

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/

6 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

1. Censorship
In April 2018, the Kenya Film Classification Board refused to approve the release of 'Rafiki', a film featuring a love story between two young women, “due to its homosexual theme and clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law”.

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

1. Censorship
In April 2018, the Kenya Film Classification Board refused to approve the release of Rafiki, a film featuring a love story between two young women, “due to its homosexual theme and clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law”.

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

6 days ago

Freemuse

Did you catch Freemuse discussing our new report 'Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised' on Radio24syv's Culture program yesterday?

You can listen to the episode—in Danish!—here: www.24syv.dk/programmer/ak-24syv/37950486/ak-24syv-03-12-2018-1

Freemuse is first up, from minutes 2:00 to 13:00.
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Did you catch Freemuse discussing our new report Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised on Radio24syvs Culture program yesterday? 

You can listen to the episode—in Danish!—here: https://www.24syv.dk/programmer/ak-24syv/37950486/ak-24syv-03-12-2018-1

Freemuse is first up, from minutes 2:00 to 13:00.

6 days ago

Freemuse

We're looking for a Music Freedom Day coordinator to help prepare and organise events in various countries during a three-month consultancy based in Copenhagen, starting January 2019.

Get your application in by this Friday—7th December. 👇

freemuse.org/jobs/music-freedom-day-coordinator-2/
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Were looking for a Music Freedom Day coordinator to help prepare and organise events in various countries during a three-month consultancy based in Copenhagen, starting January 2019. 

Get your application in by this Friday—7th December. 👇

https://freemuse.org/jobs/music-freedom-day-coordinator-2/

 

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6 days ago

Freemuse

Today Srirak joins UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Professor Karima Bennoune and Norwegian Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande at The Council for Religious and Life Stance Communities (STL) annual seminar in Oslo.

After Professor Bennoune's keynote speech, the trio will discuss:
- What can we do about restrictions on freedom and participation for women within religions?
- How can contribution of artistic and cultural initiatives create and develop right-respecting societies?
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Today Srirak joins UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Professor Karima Bennoune and Norwegian Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande at The Council for Religious and Life Stance Communities (STL) annual seminar in Oslo.

After Professor Bennounes keynote speech, the trio will discuss:
- What can we do about restrictions on freedom and participation for women within religions?
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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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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'.

"What is artistic freedom to you?" This short film, based on interviews in Norway, Senegal and Indonesia, will be presented during a public debate on artistic freedom on Thursday 13 December at @UNESCO 'Create | 2030' in Paris.

"we've noticed an increase in artistic freedom violations in Europe over the past few years" - Freemuse executive director, @SrirakPlipat

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

#artisticfreedom #safehavens #humanrights #spain

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'.

Next week, @Europarl_EN is supposed to give #OlegSentsov the #Sakharov prize - but he is still imprisoned in Russia. Mr Putin, #LetSentsovGetSakharov!

We are currently presenting our new report on women's right to artistic freedom #CreativityWronged at the #SafeHavens conference 🔊

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://t.co/9cRrIPwdCB

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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