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Local TV censored

29 March 2002

Local TV taken off air for playing 200-year-old Kurdish song From AFP (Associated French Press) A 200-year-old Kurdish song caused the closure last week of a television station operating in southeastern Turkey, home to the country’s Kurdish population. Gun-TV was taken off air on Friday for one month after broadcasting …

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The dangerous music

29 March 2002

The adventures of Sulhattin Onen, a minibus driver who, by playing a Kurdish music cassette, had “aided and abetted the PKK”. Onen, charged with playing the album ‘Soza Feleke’ by the band ‘Welat u Zozan’ in his bus recieved 3 years and 9 months prison sentence from the National Security …

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USA: Nancy Sinatra

28 February 2002

Nancy Sinatra interviewed by Freemuse/Lars J Part I Nancy Sinatra, are you aware of any cases of music censorship?       Part II Should there be any limitations of musical expression?       Part III Do you have any personal experiences with censorship?       Visit Nancy …

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Guatemala: Country profile

25 February 2002

Music censorship and restrictions in Guatemala Excerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish America by Jens Lohmann       Ricardo Arjona   Introduction (excerpt) Through a most often violent history, free expression has been one of the most important victims of repression in the …

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Dominican Republic: Country profile

25 February 2002

Music censorship and restrictions in Dominican Republic Excerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish America by Jens Lohmann       Raúl Acosta   Introduction (excerpt) Through a most often violent history, free expression has been one of the most important victims of repression in …

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Mexico: Country profile

25 February 2002

Music censorship and restrictions in Mexico Excerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish America by Jens Lohmann       Lupillo Rivera   Introduction (excerpt) Through a most often violent history, free expression has been one of the most important victims of repression in the …

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Argentina: Country profile

25 February 2002

Music censorship and restrictions in Argentina Excerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish America by Jens Lohmann       Mercedes Sosa Introduction (excerpt) Through a most often violent history, free expression has been one of the most important victims of repression in the Latin …

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Chile: Country profile

25 February 2002

Music censorship and restrictions in Chile Excerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish America by Jens Lohmann       Victor Jara (1932-1973) – his murder transformed his music into a symbol of struggle against repression across Latin America   Introduction (excerpt) Through a most …

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Iran: Mahsa Vahdat – Singing in the absence of others

18 February 2002

Singing in the Absence of Others The young musician and singer Mahsa Vahdat speaks with Naghmeh Taqizadeh from TehranAvenue about the challenges of being a woman in a society that has so many restrictions on female voice   By Naghmeh Taqizadeh – nagh@tehranavenue.com Mahsa Vahdat is a young musician and …

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