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Chen Shi-Zheng

1 January 2001

“…Anything for the public that is not about how beautyful our country or people are, is not acceptable”, says Chinese opera director Chen Shi-Zhen. His long awaited staging of the 400-year-old classical opera “Mu Dan Ting” (Peony Pavillion) was not only banned inside the borders of China; the Shanghai Bureau …

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Junoon

1 January 2001

The Pakistani rock band got in serious trouble when its members protested against the nuclear bomb tests of Pakistan and India. Junoon was denied the right to perform for a long period in Pakistan. One of their songs about corruption did not exactly make life easier for them. “Censorship can …

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South Africa: Hugh Masekela

1 January 2001

“If you can stay in the US and become a big name, you can do more for your country,” was the advice given by Harry Belafonte to Hugh Masekela in the mid 1960s. Masekela became world famous and one of the leading artists against apartheid. Here, Maekela amongst others tells …

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Djembe Online

1 January 2001

Djembe The world music magazine Djembe online. Special issue on music and censorship. Articles in English and Danish; www.djembe.dk/no/26/08ci1.html

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UK: Fun-da-mental

1 January 2001

Founded in 1991 as a reaction to racism, musical oppression, narrow-mindness and stereotyping by media got a lot of trouble for the video “Dog Tribe”. The innovative and outspoken band has faced many attempts of censorship in Great Britain. Click to listen “The UN Declaration on Human Rights is an …

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Zimbabwe: Andy Brown

1 January 2001

“I went on radio and after five minutes there was a phone call and I was pulled out of the studio”, tells Andy Brown about censorship in Zimbabwe. “How can I carry on making music if I have to starve?” he asks. Andy Brown was interviewed by Ole Reitov/Freemuse at …

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Music – a human right

1 January 2001

The author’s rights legislation only grants the right to remuneration. It doesn’t say how much. This is up to the negotiating power of the rights owner. It is of course impossible for every single rights owner to oversee the performance of her/his music and collect the monies due from, let’s …

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South Africa: Anton Goosen

1 January 2001

“They called me a White Kaffer and the secret police were tapping my phone,” tells Anton Goosen, the South African singer/composer who was considered a traitor amongst the white Afrikaaner community. Anton Goosen was Interviewed in South Africa in 1998 by Mr. Ole Reitov.   Listen to interview

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Excluded from MTV

1 March 2000

Corporate censorship: Excluded from MTVCensorship on the music tv-channel MTV has been the subject of debate for years. A Google-search on ‘Banned from MTV’ gave 23,000 results, and ‘Banned on MTV’ gave 3,000 results on 26 March 2007. But to which extent does – and for which reasons would – …

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Najla

12 January 2000

حقوق المؤلف إن حقوق المؤلف جزء من مجال أكبر يعرف بحقوق الملكية الفكرية. وهي تتألف من حقوق اقتصادية و حقوق أخلاقية. يتعلق الحق الأول بالتعويض المالي. فبالإضافة إلى مؤلف/كاتب القصائد، يكون للآخرين أيضا الحق بالتعويض المالي. هؤلاء الآخرون هم مترجمو القصائد والناشرون، والمنسّقون الذين يكيّفون الموسيقى لغاية معينة. وعندما يقوم …

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