Music Freedom Day: 3 March 2019

1 February 2019

Music Freedom Day is an annual, global celebration of the human right to musical expression, with artists and organisations uniting to support musicians who simply insist on their right to express themselves. The sad reality is, censorship, persecution, prosecution and imprisonment rob many of these artists of this basic human …

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International Film Festival Rotterdam: 26 January 2019

22 January 2019

International Film Festival Rotterdam

On 26 January 2019, Srirak was at the International Film Festival Rotterdam for the IFFR PRO debate Call to Action: Support for Filmmakers at Risk and closed think tank session.  With the crackdown on freedom of expression around the world, filmmakers are increasingly facing attacks for their work. The past few years have …

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Create | 2030: UNESCO Paris, 11-14 December 2018

13 December 2018

  Srirak spoke on behalf of civil society organisations to the 12th Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 11 December 2018. He called on the IGC to:  1. Prioritise the safety of artists and …

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Safe Havens: Malmö, 5-7 December 2018

5 December 2018

Safe Havens 2018

The Safe Havens 2018 conference, from 5-7 December in Malmö, Sweden, brought together artists, lawyers, activists, arts councils, culture departments, cultural organisations, artists’ residencies and artists-rights-defenders such as Artists at Risk, Freemuse, ICORN, PEN, Safemuse, Swisspeace, and others. On 6 December 2018, Freemuse presented its new report on women and artistic freedom: Creativity …

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STL annual conference: Oslo, 4 December 2018

4 December 2018

  On 4 December 2018, Freemuse attended The Council of Religious and Life Stance Communities in Norway (STL) annual conference in Oslo, Norway. UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Professor Karima Bennoune gave the keynote speech, addressing the cultural rights approach to the universality of human rights …

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Freemuse report on women and artistic freedom: Copenhagen, 29 November 2018

29 November 2018

Creativity Wronged

In collaboration with Yildiz Akdogan MP and KVINFO, Freemuse launched its new report on women and artistic freedom: Creativity Wronged: How women’s right to artistic freedom is denied and marginalised at the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen on 29 November 2018.  The first-of-its-kind, 100-page report highlights the inequality, exclusion and harassment of women …

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