Artist Alert: December 2013 and January 2014 | Article 19

14 February 2014

Newsletter from Article 19, published on on 12 February 2014:

Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through which information and ideas are imparted and received. Artist Alert, launched by ARTICLE 19 in 2008, highlights cases of artists around the world whose right to freedom of expression has been curtailed and abused, and seeks to more effectively promote and defend freedom to create.


Content of ‘Artist Alert’ December 2013 and January 2014:

• Africa
Uganda: Anti-Pornography Bill Has Wide Implications For The Arts
Zambia: Popular Song Prohibited By Radio Stations For Infringing On Children’s Rights

• Americas
Argentina: Naked President Photomontage Sparks Criticism By MPs
Ecuador: Catholic Church Wants Art Exhibition Removed

Asia Pacific
Australia: Photographer’s Work Removed From Exhibition
China: Artists Demand Review Of Government Art Policy
China: Video Game Banned
China: Artist Banned From Public Shows
China: Ban On Lady Gaga Lifted But Album Heavily Censored
India: Art With Same-Sex Themes Facing Censorship
Thailand: Theatre Group Harassed And Threatened With Prosecution Over Satirical Play

Europe & Central Asia
France: Bob Dylan Charged With Incitement To Racial Hatred
Netherlands: Dancehall Artist Sizzla Removed From Festival Line-Up Over Anti-Gay Lyrics
Northern Ireland: Comedy Show Cancellation Reversed
Russia: Pussy Riot Release Under Amnesty Law
Sweden: Controversial Song Banned From Playlists
Sweden: Local Authorities Call For Removal Of “Inappropriate” Mural
Turkey: TV Show Fined For Sexual Innuendo
Turkey: Performers Investigated After Walking On Stage With Shoeboxes

Middle East & North Africa
Saudi Arabia: Best-Selling Sci-Fi Book Banned In Kuwait & Qatar
Tunisia: Rapper Weld El 15 Acquitted For Second Time
United Arab Emirates: US Citizen Sentenced To Prison Over Comedy Youtube Video

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