Artist Alert: November 2013 | Article 19

6 December 2013

Newsletter from Article 19, published on on 5 December 2013:

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’ November 2013:

• Africa
Mauritania: Rapper Detained For Appearing Without Veil
South Africa: Complaint Against ‘Offensive’ Cartoon Dismissed
Zimbabwe: Constitutional Court Rules In Favour Of Artist While Justice Minister Defends Censorship Law

• Americas
Cuba: Private Cinemas Shut Down
Ecuador: Book About Ecuador’s Relations With Nazis Pulled From International Book Fair
USA: Comic Theatre Actor And Activist Faces One Year In Prison
Venezuela: National Assembly Summons Performer Over Comments “Inciting To Violence”

• Asia Pacific
China: Release Of Controversial Film Blocked
Malaysia: Court Of Appeal Upholds Ruling Against Political Cartoonist
Vietnam: Government Issues Decree Increasing Fines For Performers Who Break Regulations

• Europe & Central Asia
Germany: Education Centre’s Decision To Remove Nude Artwork Sparks Debate
Russia: Pussy Riot Member Could Spend Rest Of Sentence In Hospital
Russia: Performance Artist Detained
Russia: Us Composer Denied Entry Visa
Spain: Calls To Ban Book “Get Married And Be Obedient”

• Middle East & North Africa
Egypt: Comedy Show El Bernameg Cancelled
Iran: Azeri Folk Musician and Activist Arrested
Syria: Comedian Kidnapped

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