Freemuse Award announcement at Music Freedom Day 2008

3 March 2008

This is the announcement of the Freemuse Award Winner during the Music Freedom Day celebrations at the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo on 3 March 2008. By Marie Korpe, executive director of Freemuse I have the honour to announce the first Freemuse Award winner. This award is given to a …

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Radio Freemuse: ‘Music censorship in Africa 2008’

27 February 2008

This 15 minutes radio report is produced specifically for African radio stations that wish to inform their listeners about music censorship – for instance on the occasion of the global Music Freedom Day on 3 March Introduction to the programme (suggestion) “If you listen carefully the next 15 minutes you will …

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Senegal: Cote d’Ivoirian reggae singer banned in Senegal

8 January 2008

Reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly from Côte d’Ivoire was declared ‘persona non grata’ in Senegal in December 2007, after critizing Senegal’s president and calling for democracy. The Senegales authorities described his declarations on President Abdoulaye Wade and his critique of the rising corruption and maladministration in Senegal as “sensational, insolent …

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