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June 2019: The latest report and positive development in Egypt

28 June 2019

 

THE REPORT

Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence_ Shrinking Space of Women’s Rights to Create in the Digital Age

 

Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence: Shrinking Space of Women’s Rights to Create in the Digital Age

Freemuse’s latest report ‘Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence: Shrinking Space of Women’s Rights to Create in the Digital Age’ outlines how women artists interact with the online space and draws attention to the worrying nature and frequency of threats they are directed.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression welcomed the Freemuse report and pointed to the importance of working together to remove barriers to free expression on social media. This includes challenging the mainstream interpretation of public morals and calling on companies responsibilities for human rights.

Read the full report here

NEWS

Iranian female musicians targeted for their artistic expression

Targeting and persecuting female artist has become a trend observed in Iran relating to religious regulations.
Image: Video screenshot from the Negar Moazzam’s performance / zeynab.karimian on Twitter

 

Targeting and persecuting female artist has become a trend observed in Iran. According to religious regulations declared by Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi on his website, “All types of music and vocalizations performed for the purposes of pleasure and corruption are haram, whether performed by men or women.”

Read more here. 

Roskilde Festival 2019

Freemuse has partnered with Roskilde Festival 2019 to bring our mission to the public - we’re giving away tickets to Roskilde Festival 2020.
Image: Roskilde Audience copyright Christian Hjorth

 

Freemuse will be at Roskilde! Get your backstage pass – exclusive access to artists and content throughout the week. Follow us on social media, sign up at Freemuse.org for your chance to win a ticket to Roskilde 2020. Details released on Facebook at Freemuse.98 on Sunday 30 June 2019

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Musicians Syndicate cancelled Sherine’s singing ban in Egypt

Since the start of 2018, Egyptian courts have sentenced at least three women singers to prison for music that was considered to be immoral and insulting to Egypt.
Sherine Abdel-Wahab/Facebook

 

The Musicians Syndicate cancelled its decision to ban Egyptian artist Sherine (real name Sherine Abdel-Wahab) from singing on 4 June 2019. The head of the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate, Hany Shaker, stated that the decision has been made after the artist wrote an apology to the Egyptian people and the syndicate.

Read more here.

EVENTS

Civil Society Days 2019
12-13 June 2019

Freemuse attended a workshop organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The workshop was a part of the Civil Society Days 2019.
Image: EESC – European Economic and Social Committee / Facebook

 

Freemuse attended a workshop organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 13 June 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop was a part of the Civil Society Days 2019.

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RightsCon Tunis
10-14 June 2019

Freemuse launched its latest report – Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence: Shrinking Space of Women’s Rights to Create in the Digital Age – during the Human Rights in the Digital Age Conference (RightsCon) in Tunis.

Read more here. 

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