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🔴 Freemuse and Center for Human Rights in Iran call for the Iranian authorities to immediately drop all charges against writer Arash Ganji.

Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in Iran sentenced writer Arash Ganji to 11 years in prison. Ganji was convicted for conspiracy, membership of an illegal organisation and propaganda after he translated a book about a Kurdish-led uprising in Syria from English to Farsi.

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🔴 Freemuse and Center for Human Rights in Iran call for the Iranian authorities to immediately drop all charges against writer Arash Ganji.

Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in Iran sentenced writer Arash Ganji to 11 years in prison. Ganji was convicted for conspiracy, membership of an illegal organisation and propaganda after he translated a book about a Kurdish-led uprising in Syria from English to Farsi.

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#freedomofartisticexpression #arashganji #knowartisticrights #FreeArashGanji

5 days ago

Therese Carlsson

I have been trying to get a hold of the European main office in Denmark since Thursday, noone is ever answering the phone, there's not even a message! Is this a joke, I have a friend who needs urgent help and you don't even answer the phone ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello Therese, I’m sorry you couldn’t reach us via the phone. Unfortunately due to current situation we have limited access to our main office. Please contact us at Freemuse@freemuse.org or via the artist assistance form at Freemuse.org with any urgent assistance request. Please send us a message if you have any further questions. freemuse.org/artist-assistance/

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Freemuse and @ICHRI call for the #Iranian authorities to immediately drop charges of conspiracy, membership of an illegal organisation and propaganda against #ArashGanji.

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#freedomofartisticexpression #knowartisticrights #FreeArashGanji

. @ferhatttunc's trial was adjourned to 6 April 2021 and German authorities rejected #Turkey's request for taking the artist's statement in #Germany.

Sign the petition calling for all charges against Tunç to be dropped https://t.co/K0rNmVVUEr
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Turkey: Ferhat Tunç's trial over social media posts continues

The trial had been adjourned to 6 April 2021, and German authorities rejected Turkey's request for taking the artist's statement in Germany.

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"The role of artists anywhere in the world can be understood as a journalistic task that records realities," - interview with #JotaRamos, #Colombian #rapper targeted because of his activism.

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Interview with Jota Ramos, Colombian rapper targeted because of his activism

Jota Ramos has been receiving threats since he arrived in Villa Rica after completing Amnesty International’s protection programme for his activ...

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❗️❗️Turkey: Children's book ‘Magical Rainbow’ declared to be an obscene publication having the potential to harm children’s mental health. The book tells the story of a child who imagines walking beneath the rainbow with a friend and changing their sex.🏳️‍🌈
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We've extended the deadline for the Project Manager – Small Changes Project position based in #Lebanon to 𝟭𝟳 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭!
Find out more and apply here ➡️ https://t.co/aVLApj0A6c
#jobopening #jobopeninglebanon #joblisting #joblistinglebanon

.#Filmdirector #AnonnoMamun and actor #ShaheenMridha have been charged in #Bangladesh with "making a film with pornographic content" concerning the film #NababLLB.

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Bangladesh: Film director and actor charged for allegedly making a film with ‘offensive and obscene dialogue’

Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court charged Anonno Mamun and Shaheen Mridha with "making a film with pornographic content" in the film "Nabab LLB".

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Article on "Art and Creative Acts That Were Censored in 2020" in @hyperallergic with insights from Srirak Plipat, Freemuse Executive Director.

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Art and Creative Acts That Were Censored in 2020

Human rights experts have expressed distress that the pandemic has increased attacks against free speech, LBGTQ+ rights, and peaceful assembly.

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.#Tunisian singer #NoamaneChaari has received threats, was suspended by the Tunisian Artists' Union and dismissed from his job at the public TV after #performing a #song "Peace Among Neighbors" with Israeli artist Ziv Yehezkel.
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Tunisia: Musician harassed after performing a song

Singer Noamane Chaari has received threats, was suspended by the Tunisian Artists’ Union and dismissed from his job at the public TV after perfo...

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On 3 January, #Palestinian #DJ #SamaAbdulhadi was released from detention after being arrested and charged with "desecration" of holy sites after her #performance at the Maqam Nabi Moussa shrine.


@sama_skywalker #freesama #freedomofartisticexpression

Palestine: DJ detained for the alleged ‘desecration’ of holy sites and violating COVID-19 restrictions

DJ Sama Abdulhadi was released from detention, after being arrested on 27 December for the “desecration” of holy sites and violating COVID...

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THE WORLD'S A MESS. SO WHY WOULD WE BE ANY DIFFERENT.

Introducing our new Zine, Edition 1: The Messy Issue. Over 40 pages packed with finsigrammers, original artwork and our thoughts on being compared to Black Mirror.

It can all be yours for just £7: https://t.co/v7bgSECV7P

The Supreme Court issued notice to Indian illustrator #RachitaTaneja, after the petition for the criminal contempt was filed by an international law student and member of the BJP, about #cartoons published on #Twitter.

@CartooningPeace @sanitarypanels

Cartooning for Peace

Les dessins de presse nous font rire. Sans eux, nos vies seraient bien tristes. Mais c’est aussi une chose sérieuse : ils ont le pouvoir d&#821...

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Freemuse invites #artists, activists, organisations and #culturalinstitutions to nominate anyone they believe should be celebrated with the #Freemuse Freedom of #ArtisticExpression Award. Nominations open until 15 January 2021 at 20.00 CET.

Freemuse Freedom of Artistic Expression Award 2021 - Freemuse

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Freemuse welcomes a new study on the status and #workingconditions of #artists and cultural and creative professionals in European Union Member States published by the @EU_Commission and stakeholders.
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#freedomofartisticexpression #knowartisticrights

European Commission’s study on artists’ working conditions published

The European Commission and stakeholders have published a new study on the status and working conditions of artists and cultural and creative pro...

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Freemuse is hiring!

We are currently looking for a #ProjectManager – Small Changes Project based in #Lebanon.
Deadline for applications: 10 January 2021
Read more about the position and how to #apply here: https://t.co/Su0GBhEKzi

#freedomofartisticexpression #humanrightsjob

Freemuse is concerned about the decision of the #MinisterofCulture of the #FaroeIslands Janis av Rana to stop the public financial support of a #film. The film "Skúla Scam" was rejected by the minister because of the language used in the production. https://t.co/HpuVX9uWzi

.@pussyrrriot member #RitaFlores was sentenced to 20 days of #administrativearrest for violating the Russian #protestlaw following her attendance in a #protestperformance on 28 November. Maria Alyokhina and Farkhad Israfilli-Gelman were briefly detained.

Pussy Riot members detained and sentenced for taking part in protests

Several Pussy Riot members have been detained or sentenced in relation to their participation in protests.

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