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Artsfreedom newsletter: The intentional destruction of the living arts

27 October 2016

News and knowledge about artistic freedom of expression   View this email in your browser The intentional destruction of the living arts needs to be addressed The intentional destruction of cultural heritage is a human rights issue. On 27 September, the International Criminal Court (ICC) found Mr Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi guilty …

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Artsfreedom newsletter: Does artistic freedom matter?

18 May 2016

News and knowledge about artistic freedom of expression                    View this email in your browser As our world is experiencing dozens of internal and international conflicts, and millions of people are forced to leave their home countries due to conflicts or poverty, you may ask the question: does artistic freedom matter? …

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Freemuse Newsletter no 4 / 2015

26 November 2015

» View the newsletter on mailchimp France two weeks after: musicians shocked but defiant Almost 90 people were killed when terrorists attacked the Bataclan Music Club in Paris on 13 November. Several concerts were cancelled in the aftermath of the terror attacks. But what are the long term effects of the …

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Artsfreedom newsletter: The oppressor and the oppressed

14 October 2015

News and knowledge about artistic freedom of expression | View this email in your browser Nobel prizes put focus on Belarus and Tunisia Last week Svetlana Alexievich was announced winner of the The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015. Earlier this week, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko was announced winner of his fifth term …

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Freemuse Newsletter no 3 / 2015

1 September 2015

» View the newsletter on mailchimp Musicians are fleeing Burundi Burundian artists are confronted with ever shrinking possibilities for open and free political speech. Well known singers and band members are being targeted and, if possible, manipulated to change their artistic or political style. Several musicians have fled the country. Freemuse reports …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 2 / 2015

21 May 2015

News and knowledge about musical freedom of expression.         View this email in your browser     Freemuse launches advocacy and campaign guide Artists around the world face threats, attacks and imprisonment. Some are forced to flee into exile. To help organisations and individuals decide how to support artists at …

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Artsfreedom gives you INSIGHT: Sweden and Russia

13 May 2015

ART UNDER THREAT FROM SWEDISH NEO-NAZIS AND RUSSIAN ORTHODOX AUTHORITARIANISM Several Swedish artists live under constant threat from Neo-Nazi and extreme rightwing groups. In Russia the ultra-conservative agenda of patriotism, orthodoxy and authoritarianism that Putin brought with him on his return to the presidency in May 2012 has drastically shifted …

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Artsfreedom gives you INSIGHT: Syria

29 April 2015

Four years ago a nationwide uprising swept through Syria. The deadlocked conflict has cost an estimated 200,000 lives and forced millions of people from their homes. Many artists were in the forefront of the revolution in 2011. As a result some were killed, others abducted, detained and tortured. Hundreds left …

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