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“They believe that the state must control everything and punish those who do not obey it. However, art does not accept control. What makes art is that it is uncontrolled, a free expression, a criticism and challenge of what exists and aims at looking at life through a different perspective. This is one of the main challenges in Turkey.”

Read the full extract from artist Zehra Doğan in the newly released report The Security, Creativity, Tolerance and their Co-existence: The New European Agenda on Freedom of Artistic Expression linked below.

freemuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SECURITY-CREATIVITY-TOLERANCE-AND-THEIR-CO-EXISTENCE.pdfFreemuse : Security, creativity, tolerance and their co-existence: The new european agenda on freedom of artistic expression

• Imprisoned for painting reality (pdf, page 29)
“They believe that the state must control everything and punish those who do not obey it. However, art does not
accept control. What makes art is that it is uncontrolled, a free expression, a criticism and challenge of what exists and
aims at looking at life through a different perspective. This is one of the main challenges in Turkey.”
ZEHRA DOĞAN, Freemuse interview, 3 AUGUST 2019

freemuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SECURITY-CREATIVITY-TOLERANCE-AND-THEIR-CO-EXISTENCE.pdf
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“They believe that the state must control everything and punish those who do not obey it. However, art does not accept control. What makes art is that it is uncontrolled, a free expression, a criticism and challenge of what exists and aims at looking at life through a different perspective. This is one of the main challenges in Turkey.”

Read the full extract from artist Zehra Doğan in the newly released report The Security, Creativity, Tolerance and their Co-existence: The New European Agenda on Freedom of Artistic Expression linked below. 

https://freemuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SECURITY-CREATIVITY-TOLERANCE-AND-THEIR-CO-EXISTENCE.pdf

6 days ago

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.#MusicFreedomDay2020 - Call for proposals!
Do you consider that #artists should be able to express themselves freely?
Join the event by sending a paragraph of around 300 words describing your proposal of event or activity before Monday 3 February 2020.

MUSIC FREEDOM DAY – 3rd March 2020: Call for proposals

Do you think that art is not a crime? Do you consider that artists should be able to express themselves freely?Then, Music Freedom Day is made for you...

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Trodde du sensur og fengsling av kunstnere var noe som foregikk i andre deler av verden? Da må du tro om igjen. For første gang har @Freemuse98 viet en hel rapport til brudd på kunstneres ytringsfrihet i Europa. De karakteriserer omfanget som alarmerende.

Den frie kunsten under press i Europa

For første gang har Freemuse viet en hel rapport til brudd på kunstneres ytringsfrihet i Europa. De karakteriserer omfanget som alarmerende.

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.⁦@Freemuse98⁩ presentation showing censorship by art forms. Music is the most impacted. ⁦@actforculture⁩ ⁦@EMC_IMC⁩ #ArtisticFreedom

#ArtisticFreedom is
#FreedomofExpression is
#HumanRights

👉🏽 25 films and 2 film festivals were censored or cancelled in 9 European countries
- @Freemuse98 report 2018/19

UNESCO stands firmly committed to defend artistic freedom.

Therefore, we happily joined today's discussion on #StateOfArtisticFreedom in #Europe at the #EuropeanParliament 🇪🇺 to share ideas on the legal understanding of artistic freedom from an international perspective.

Freemuse latest report on the #StateofArtisticFreedom in #Europe is available online now. ❗
The report outlines how European governments carry the legal responsibility to respect, protect and fulfil obligations to artistic freedom.
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The Security, Creativity, Tolerance and their Co-existence: The New European Agenda on Freedom of Artistic Expression

The Security, Creativity, Tolerance and their Co-existence: The New European Agenda on Freedom of Artistic Expression outlines how European government...

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Dr Srirak Plipat, #Freemuse #ExecutiveDirector, is currently presenting the key challenges to artistic freedom in #Europe as documented in the report on the #StateofArtisticFreedom in Europe, based on 380 verified violations.

At the launch of the report on the #StateofArtisticFreedom in #Europe, #civilrightsactivists from #Poland, Elzbieta Podlesnia is currently highlighting her own experiences.
Podlesna was #arrested for offending #religiousfeelings while distributing an #artwork.

Today at the #EuropeanParliament Freemuse, in collaboration with
Culture Action Europe (@actforculture), launches the first report on the State of Artistic Freedom in #Europe!
The report will be online at https://t.co/vOt9zuIh7G at 14:30 CET.
#postkodeffekten #projectforchange

İbrahim Gökçek, the imprisoned guitarist of @Grup_YORUM, is continuing his DEATH FAST.

We have learnt that he now has a visitation ban, so nobody has been able to see him.

He was on hunger strike for 199 days, and he then began a death fast (been 12 days).

@englishpen

Today, the Diyarbakır court postponed the trial of #Turkish #musician #FerhatTunç (@ferhatttunc) to 26 March. The musician is being charged with "terrorist group membership" and "terrorist propaganda."

ARC at @PENamerica is #hiring! NYC students, apply for ARC's Program #internship for the Winter/Spring 2020 semester. Get experience in the field of human rights, artistic expression, and in serving artists at risk and the organizations that support them. https://t.co/4MphYN7bED

Freemuse calls on world leaders to respect #UNESCO’s convention to prevent threats to #cultural sites in #Iran.
US President #DonaldTrump's threat to attack cultural sites in Iran sets an alarming tone for the state of artistic freedom.

Freemuse calls on world leaders to respect UNESCO’s convention after President Trump threats to Iran

“An attack on these cultural sites is a war crime as defined by the International Criminal Court and should be treated thus,” says Freemus...

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Freemuse took part in the #UPR Pre-session on Turkey in #Geneva last week. The @P24Punto24 spoke on behalf of all partners working on the Turkey UPR about the situation of #freedomofexpression in the country. You can see the presentation on Turkey here

Can your organization help an artist at risk? Connect with us by filling out out short form and join our global network! As soon as you're a part of our network, artists can learn more about your cause and the services you provide. Find the form here: https://t.co/mdhp4PKwOt

Together with @CartooningPeace we are gravely concerned about @Nime_BD's welfare - the description given to us of conditions in Oran prison are particularly alarming - and we call for his immediate release. #FreeNime #LibérezNime #Algerie #Hirak

Abdelhamid Amine, cartoonist known as Nime.

CRNI and Cartooning For Peace: “Free Nime”

CRNI and Cartooning For Peace have made a joint statement calling for the immediate release of criminalized Algerian cartoonist Abdelhamid Amine aka N...

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Detention, Imprisonment, Exile...
Ferhat Tunç and Mikail Aslan spoke to bianet after the arrest of Yılmaz Çelik and Şenol Akdağ: "They want to prevent the mother tongue and cultural values from reaching people through art."
⁦@Freemuse98⁩ ⁦

Many people including artists are affected by content rules on social media.
📣Speak up for those who missed out.

Watch Borghildur's story: https://t.co/zEvPuFXYHZ
Follow & support her work: https://t.co/0Bjp1qo8x3
Visit: https://t.co/9m1l9i1TiX

#MissingVoices
#Blockedcontent

are you an artist, anywhere in the world, facing restrictions on your freedom of expression? please check out & share this survey, as we're preparing a study for @UNHumanRights Council in 2020. right here --> https://t.co/SuiteTFEQm

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