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Western Sahara

2 January 2000

Western Sahara is a territory of North Africa – one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. It has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since the 1960s when it was a Spanish colony. The Kingdom of Morocco and the …

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Hate music

2 January 2000

HATE MUSIC   What is ‘hate music’? Music intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Similar to hate speech. “While it is an anti-censorship organisation, Freemuse does recognise that there may be occasions on which free speech can legitimately …

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Arya Aramnejad

2 January 2000

Arya Aramnejad is an Iranian singer from Babol in the northern part of Iran. He became famous for his song ‘Ali Barkhiz’ where he denounces the Islamic regime’s crimes during the 2009 Ashura protests. After this, he has been imprisoned several times. 

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Kazakhstan

2 January 2000

Meet the banned! Freemuse conference session on music censorship in Turkey, with Şanar Yurdatapan, Turkey (artist, human rights activist) and Ferhat Tun

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Visa and mobility issues

2 January 2000

VISA AND MOBILITY ISSUES Articles and news stories about problems with musicians’ mobility and ability to tour, caused by visa restrictions and other travel regulations. The most recent stories are shown first:

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Liste des articles en fran

2 January 2000

LISTE DES ARTICLES EN FRANÇAIS Voici un liste de tous les documents et articles en français sur le site. Lauréat du Freemuse Award 2013 : Festival au Désert – Mali Le Freemuse Award est attribué à Festival au Désert qui s’efforce de maintenir en vie la musique au Mali 06 …

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Incitement to violence

2 January 2000

INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE About ‘hate music’ Music intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability is referred to as ‘hate music’. Similar to ‘hate speech’. Freemuse’s stand on ‘hate music’ “While it is an anti-censorship organisation, Freemuse does recognise that there …

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Prohibition of music for religious reasons

2 January 2000

Most frequently requested article on this topic The burning music question in Islam About religious music prohibition: Is music allowed or is it not allowed in Islam? Can we get a straight answer?  

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Cameroun

2 January 2000

Cameroon/Russia: The artist vs. the state Video clip of the session ‘THE ARTIST VS. THE STATE: THE CASE OF LAPIRO DE MBANGA AND THE CAMPAIGN FOR PUSSY RIOT’ at the conference ‘All that is Banned is desired’. 14 December 2012   Cameroon: Petition for musicians LabourStart has launched an online …

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