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New series: Artsfreedom gives you INSIGHT

24 April 2015

Documenting incidents of censorship has never been enough. From the very beginning Freemuse has attempted to put censorship of music and arts into a larger context. Our new series  INSIGHT  provides you with articles and features that dig a little deeper. Read Daniel Brown’s fascinating interview with French street artist …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 1 / 2015

26 February 2015

News and knowledge about musical freedom of expression.         View this email in your browser     Music Freedom Day from Peshawar to New York In spite of continuous threats and attacks on musicians and music activities in Peshawar, Music Freedom Day will once again be organised in Pakistan. Events …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 6 / 2014

18 December 2014

News and knowledge about musical freedom of expression. Mailchimp   Harstad recieves Abazar Hamid Freemuse Award winner 2014, Harstad city in Norway, has finally received its first “safe city musician”: Abazar Hamid, who has been living several years in exile in Cairo after escaping from threats on his life in …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 5 / 2014

13 November 2014

News and knowledge about musical freedom of expression. Mailchimp   Arctic city receives Freemuse Award Harstad – a Norwegian city situated 300 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle – is the Freemuse Award Winner 2014. Last year dedicated politicians unaminously declared Harstad the “world’s first safe city for musicians.” The …

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Freedom of artistic expression in Europe… Which Europe?

3 October 2014

Artsfreedom Newsletter no. 5 As the new Commissioners of the European Union are soon entering their offices and appointing key staff members, we are reminded that Europe is not a clearly defined entity. In fact there are several different “Europes” in which, depending on which one we talk about, the …

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Artsfreedom Newsletter no. 4: The land of the free?

26 June 2014

International news and info about artistic freedom of expression JUNE 2014   The land of the free? Several members of the artsfex network committed to defending and advocating the right to artistic freedom of expression recently expressed concern about the New York Metropolitan Opera’s cancellation of more than 2,000 high-definition …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 4 / 2014

2 June 2014

News and knowledge about musical freedom of expression. Mailchimp Morocco persecutes rapper Morrocan rapper El Haqed was arrested on 18 May. He recently released an album called ‘Walou’ (Nothing) referring to the lack of changes in the fields of justice, education, democracy and the widespread corruption in the country. The …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 3 / 2014

12 May 2014

News and knowledge about musical freedom of expression.  Mailchimp   Music as protest: Pussy Riot meets Freemuse Original Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Aljokhina will talk about music as political activism with Freemuse Director Ole Reitov on Tuesday 13 May 2014 at a public meeting at Kulturhuset in Oslo, …

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Artsfreedom Newsletter no. 3: Censors of Creativity

22 April 2014

APRIL 2014 Egypt should abolish censorship of the arts  AFTE and Freemuse publish an extensive study on censorship of artistic expression in Egypt. The 84-page report ‘Censors of Creativity’ reveals that the Egyptian government needs to reform the current legislative and institutional apparatus of censorship. “Egypt has developed a non-transparent, …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 2 / 2014

17 March 2014

News and knowledge about musical freedom of expression.  Mailchimp   New report: Religious extremism disastrous to music in Pakistan Since 2001, 12 women have been reportedly killed because of their direct involvement in music in North Western Pakistan. Approximately 600 musicians suffered due to the closure of Dabgari Bazar during …

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