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Senegal: Singer arrested and detained for indecency

22 June 2016

Singer Déesse Major was arrested and released after three days of detention on indecency and assault on morality charges brought on by complaints of the artist wearing provocative clothes, reported French global radio RFI on 22 June 2016. Troubles for the singer began in October 2014 when Adama Mboup, president …

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USA/Europe: Less incidents of arts censorship over indecency

13 October 2015

On 28 September 2015, Apollo Magazine published an article by Philippa Malas which seeks to analyse the current situation for freedom of artistic expression in Europe and the United States. The article runs through examples of how issues of freedom of expression and art are currently playing out in various …

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USA: New fines proposed in indecency bills

14 March 2004

The bills would give the Federal Communications Commission the authority to fine recording artists, air talent and other individuals up to $500,000 for knowingly uttering indecent language on radio and TV. Full story at reclaimthemedia.org; http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/special_packages8136507.htm

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USA: Feminist critique censored for indecency

30 June 2001

  The Federal Communications Commission censored Sarah Jones’ song ‘Your revolution’ for indecency. Ironically, Jones’s song is in fact feminist critique and a statement against indecency and more particularly the sexual exploitation of women in pop music.   The spoken-word song ‘Your revolution’ was aired on the KBOO-FM radio station …

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