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The State of Artistic Freedom 2018

The State of Artistic Freedom 2018

7 hours ago

Freemuse

Rafiki available in Kenya!

Freemuse is pleased to learn that a judge in #Nairobi has lifted the ban on Wanuri Kahiu’s internationally acclaimed film #Rafiki.

The film features a love story between two women and was banned on 26 April 2018 for "promoting lesbianism" by the Kenya Film Classification Board.

#Kahiu will now be able to submit Rafiki for an Academy Award consideration #Oscars 🏆
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Rafiki available in Kenya!

Freemuse is pleased to learn that a judge in #Nairobi has lifted the ban on Wanuri Kahiu’s internationally acclaimed film #Rafiki.

The film features a love story between two women and was banned on 26 April 2018 for promoting lesbianism by the Kenya Film Classification Board. 

#Kahiu will now be able to submit Rafiki for an Academy Award consideration #Oscars 🏆

 

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Qwin Whitney Werle !!

1 day ago

Freemuse

"At last I’m free, and I will continue writing. I will not stop. Of course I won’t. The whole case was about a poem” Dareen Tatour told Haaretz.

Freemuse is pleased to learn of Tatour’s release, but remains concerned over the treatment of artists in Israel when they creatively express their opinions that rub authorities the wrong way.

More here: freemuse.org/news/palestinian-poet-dareen-tatour-released-from-prison/
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At last I’m free, and I will continue writing. I will not stop. Of course I won’t. The whole case was about a poem” Dareen Tatour told Haaretz.

Freemuse is pleased to learn of Tatour’s release, but remains concerned over the treatment of artists in Israel when they creatively express their opinions that rub authorities the wrong way.

More here: https://freemuse.org/news/palestinian-poet-dareen-tatour-released-from-prison/

1 day ago

Freemuse

Freemuse is pleased to learn about the release of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour!

"After three years of suffering, imprisonment & house arrest, I finally feel happy.
I have gained my freedom & I will continue to write" - Dareen Tatour

Read more here: ow.ly/pa6K30lU3gr
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Freemuse is pleased to learn about the release of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour!

After three years of suffering, imprisonment & house arrest, I finally feel happy.
I have gained my freedom & I will continue to write - Dareen Tatour

Read more here: http://ow.ly/pa6K30lU3gr

1 day ago

Freemuse

"The situation in our country and I think in Central Asia in general is not so good in terms of women’s rights and gender equality because every day there are cases of discrimination— cases of double standards. I can tell that almost any girl in our country has had at least one kind of violation or harassment or discrimination. So it seems tragic to me"

Musician Zere Asylbek has received several death threats over her attire in the music video for her song Kyz (Girl), which was written to generate public debate on gender inequality and women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan.

Freemuse calls for Kyrgyz authorities to ensure the safety of Asylbek and launch a criminal investigation into the threats.

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The situation in our country and I think in Central Asia in general is not so good in terms of women’s rights and gender equality because every day there are cases of discrimination— cases of double standards. I can tell that almost any girl in our country has had at least one kind of violation or harassment or discrimination. So it seems tragic to me

Musician Zere Asylbek has received several death threats over her attire in the music video for her song Kyz (Girl), which was written to generate public debate on gender inequality and women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan.

Freemuse calls for Kyrgyz authorities to ensure the safety of Asylbek and launch a criminal investigation into the threats.

http://ow.ly/46H930lU0kQ

2 days ago

Freemuse

Kyrgyz singer Zere Asylbek has received death threats after releasing a video clip for her debut song ‘Girl’, in which she wears a bra and jacket. The 19-year-old’s lyrics “defends women’s rights to do as they please with their bodies”, according to Global Voices. ow.ly/QakI30lSBz4

Watch her video here 👉 www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8XlFBSR1iE
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Kyrgyz singer Zere Asylbek has received death threats after releasing a video clip for her debut song ‘Girl’, in which she wears a bra and jacket. The 19-year-old’s lyrics “defends women’s rights to do as they please with their bodies”, according to Global Voices. http://ow.ly/QakI30lSBz4 

Watch her video here 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8XlFBSR1iE

3 days ago

Freemuse

Next week Freemuse will be in Vienna for European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights #RightsForum18. Check out the full program here: fundamentalrightsforum.eu/en/frf/frf_programme

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
How do we make the #EU 🇪🇺 the fair, just & decent society we want❓

👀 Watch #RightsForum18 Chair Michael O'Flaherty's vlog on how the Forum will produce smart, innovative ideas to do things differently & get better results for #fundamentalrights.
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3 days ago

Freemuse

Turkish pop singer Mabel Matiz is being investigated over alleged ties to the terrorist organisation accused of organising the 2016 failed coup, after he used US one-dollar bills in a music video clip.

Read more here 👉 ow.ly/m94t30lRAzm
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Turkish pop singer Mabel Matiz is being investigated over alleged ties to the terrorist organisation accused of organising the 2016 failed coup, after he used US one-dollar bills in a music video clip.

Read more here 👉 http://ow.ly/m94t30lRAzm

 

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Next time, use Liras.

4 days ago

Freemuse

A Belgian court has ruled Spanish rapper Josep Valtonyc won't be sent back to Spain where he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for ‘glorifying terrorism’ and 'insulting the royal family'.

Read more here 👉 ow.ly/WBTS30lQAfy
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A Belgian court has ruled Spanish rapper Josep Valtonyc wont be sent back to Spain where he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for ‘glorifying terrorism’ and insulting the royal family. 

Read more here 👉 http://ow.ly/WBTS30lQAfy

1 week ago

Freemuse

Turkish filmmaker Ali Avci has been convicted of being a member of a terrorist group and jailed for six years and three months over his feature film portraying President Erdogan at gunpoint.

Read more here 👉 ow.ly/2wYu30lOYjn
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Turkish filmmaker Ali Avci has been convicted of being a member of a terrorist group and jailed for six years and three months over his feature film portraying President Erdogan at gunpoint.

Read more here 👉 http://ow.ly/2wYu30lOYjn

 

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In that respect, Turkey has become more repressive than Egypt in the mid 2000's, which was starting to have a little bit more art freedom.

1 week ago

Freemuse

A theatre director and theatre manager were detained by Iranian authorities over a video trailer for a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that showed men and women dancing together, which is banned in Iran.

Read more here 👉 ow.ly/UV3Y30lOZA0
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A theatre director and theatre manager were detained by Iranian authorities over a video trailer for a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that showed men and women dancing together, which is banned in Iran.

Read more here 👉 http://ow.ly/UV3Y30lOZA0

1 week ago

Freemuse

A family discussing artworks at the state-owned Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow has been caught up in the gallery's crack down on illegal guided tours.

Read more here 👉 bit.ly/2x5WwDv
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A family discussing artworks at the state-owned Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow has been caught up in the gallerys crack down on illegal guided tours.

Read more here 👉 http://bit.ly/2x5WwDv

1 week ago

Freemuse

Amnesty International Danmark
SKRIV UNDER: Løslad fotografen Shahidul Alam fra Bangladesh, der risikerer 14 års fængsel for tv-interview 😡
✍️ fal.cn/V0x1

Shahidul dokumenterede studerendes protest og fortalte om sine oplevelser i tv.

Kræv ham løsladt nu.
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1 week ago

Freemuse

As US-Turkey relations deteriorate, a Turkish state-run broadcaster has put an end to its decades-long tradtion of showing classic cowboy films on Sunday mornings.

Read more here 👉http://bit.ly/2x4jfzR
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As US-Turkey relations deteriorate, a Turkish state-run broadcaster has put an end to its decades-long tradtion of showing classic cowboy films on Sunday mornings.

Read more here 👉http://bit.ly/2x4jfzR

1 week ago

Freemuse

Ugandan musician Bebe Cool has decided to stop performing publicly until further notice after he was “pelted with bottles and stones” at a festival in Kampala.

Read more here 👉 ow.ly/SHxK30lLTEq
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Ugandan musician Bebe Cool has decided to stop performing publicly until further notice after he was “pelted with bottles and stones” at a festival in Kampala.

Read more here 👉 http://ow.ly/SHxK30lLTEq

 

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Violence and threats are never good. But are bottles thrown at Bebe Cool really a concern to Freemuse in comparison with what has happened to Bobi Wine? This seem a little out of touch with what is currently happening in Uganda.

Agree Jacob Crawfurd - very odd, and shows zero knowledge of current context in Uganda. I was looking for additional FM coverage on Bobi Wine but couldn't seem to find any (maybe I missed it?). That's in fact even stranger.

1 week ago

Freemuse

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam has been refused bail in a Dhaka court. The 63-year-old has been been remanded in custody since he was arrested on 5 August. #freeshahidulalam

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Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam has been refused bail in a Dhaka court. The 63-year-old has been been remanded in custody since he was arrested on 5 August. #freeshahidulalam

Read more here 👉 http://ow.ly/X6IW30lLTxc

2 weeks ago

Freemuse

An Israeli radio station has apologised to listeners after playing part of an opera by anti-Semitic German composer Richard Wagner, who was Adolf Hitler's favourite composer.

Read more here 👉 ow.ly/aXdk30lKBxJ
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An Israeli radio station  has apologised to listeners after playing part of an opera by anti-Semitic German composer Richard Wagner, who was Adolf Hitlers favourite composer.

Read more here 👉 http://ow.ly/aXdk30lKBxJ
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Rafiki available in Kenya!

We are pleased to learn that a #Nairobi judge has lifted the ban on Wanuri Kahiu’s acclaimed film #Rafiki.

The film features a love story between two women & was banned on 26 April for "promoting lesbianism" by the Kenya Film Classification Board.

MARCH FOR SHAHIDUL ALAM TODAY IN LONDON!

A demonstration will take place at 11:45 today in front of Gloucester Road Station and will end at the Bangladesh High Commission.

Join the Facebook group for more information:

#FreeShahidul #FreeShahidulAlam

"We will create our freedom."

#ZereAsylbek has been the recipient of several death threats over her attire in the music video for her song Kyz.

Watch the video and support Zare!

"At last I’m free, and I will continue writing” Tatour told Haaretz.

We are pleased to learn of Tatour’s release but remain concerned over the treatment of artists in Israel when they creatively express their opinions that rub authorities the wrong way.

https://t.co/GCEsMhgaDC

"I am a person, and I have my freedom of speech"

This is a lyric in #ZereAsylbek's song Kyz for which she received death threats over her attire in the music video.

Freemuse calls for Kyrgyz authorities to ensure the safety of Asylbek.

Watch the video:

Freemuse is pleased to learn about the release of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour!

"After three years of suffering, imprisonment & house arrest, I finally feel happy.
I have gained my freedom & I will continue to write" - Dareen Tatour

Read more here: https://t.co/RCr7vydnDB

"Almost any girl in our country has had at least one kind of violation"

#ZereAsylbek received death threats over her attire in video in her song #Kyz

#Freemuse calls for Kyrgyz authorities to ensure the safety of Asylbek and launch a criminal investigation into the threats

Kyrgyz singer Zere Asylbek says she has received death threats just days after releasing a video clip for her debut song ‘Girl’, in which she wears a bra and jacket. #Kyrgyzstan

Watch the video here 👉 https://t.co/UnbIbnYtxd

Turkish pop singer @mabelmatiz is being investigated over alleged ties to the terrorist organisation accused of organising the 2016 failed coup, after he used US one-dollar bills in a music video clip.

Read more here 👉 https://t.co/Sy6nz2fjiG

A Belgian court has ruled Spanish rapper @valtonyc won't be sent back to Spain where he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for ‘glorifying terrorism’ and 'insulting the royal family'.

Read more here 👉 https://t.co/K0UqBnKc22

Today a Belgian court will decide whether Spanish rapper @valtonyc should be extradited to Spain, where he was sentenced to 3.5 years jail for glorifying terrorism and insulting the Spanish monarchy in his song lyrics.

Iranian authorities arrested a director and theatre manager over a video trailer for a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that showed men and women dancing together, which is banned in Iran.

Read more here 👉 https://t.co/ZQHtK5jWBT

Turkish filmmaker #AliAvci has been convicted of being a member of a terrorist group and jailed for six years and three months over his feature film portraying President #Erdogan at gunpoint.

Read more here 👉 https://t.co/VmkDcJ3z78

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