Freemuse Newsletter no. 1 / 2014

28 February 2014

  FREEMUSE NEWSLETTER MUSIC FREEDOM DAY SPECIAL       Freemuse statistics 2013: 19 musicians killed Based on reports published on the annual Freemuse statistics reveal that a total number of 109 cases of attacks on musicians and violations of their rights have been registered in 2013. The cases …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 5 / 2013

30 December 2013

News and knowledge about musical freedom of expression.   Mailchimp Dear Freemuse subscriber, Fifteen years ago the first ever world conference on music & censorship took place in Copenhagen. Freemuse is a child of the conference organised by Marie Korpe, who later became the Freemuse Executive Director.  The world had just experienced …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 4 / 2013

13 December 2013

News and knowledge about musical freedom of expression.  Mailchimp Russia: Pussy Riot members’ appeal accepted by Supreme Court The ruling on 10 December 2013 came three months before Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are to be released from prison. The Supreme Court said prosecutors proved the women were motivated by …

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18 November 2013

Sent on 18 November 2013: Newsletter #1 – November 2013 Artistic expression continues to be under attack   “All that is banned is desired” – the first ever World Conference on Artistic Freedom of Expression held in Oslo last year clearly demonstrated how artistic freedom of expression and creativity is …

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USA: Madonna launches platform to fight oppression and intolerance

26 September 2013

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‘Art For Freedom’, led by the American superstar Madonna, is a new digital initiative, an online ‘public art project’, designed to fuel free speech. ‘Art For Freedom’ encourages the world to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution in the form of video, music, poetry or photography. ‘Art For …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 3 / 2013

28 August 2013

Freemuse Executive Director leaves Freemuse Executive Director, Marie Korpe is leaving her position on 31 August 2013. Marie Korpe coordinated the 1st World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998, co-organized with The Danish Institute for Human Rights and Index on Censorship. In 1999 she co-founded Freemuse and was appointed …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 2 / 2013

30 May 2013

Freemuse Award to be presented at UN building in Geneva Manny Ansar, festival director and co-founder of Mali’s world famous ‘Festival au Désert’ will receive the Freemuse Award on behalf of the festival at the Geneva United Nations headquarters. The Award ceremony and a special session will take place at …

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Freemuse Newsletter no. 1 / 2013

28 February 2013

‘Music Freedom Day’ on Sunday On 3 March, broadcasters and artists join Music Freedom Day with colleagues in Cameroon, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Pakistan, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. As this newsletter shows, and with 173 cases of attacks on musicians reported in 2012, there …

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Newsletter no. 4 / 2012

15 November 2012

First global network in support of artistic freedom of expression On 27 October 2012, 14 international arts and human rights organisations and networks – representing more than 1,200 national organisations globally – met in Oslo and launched a new network, Artsfex, which is the first international civil society network actively …

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Newsletter no. 3 / 2012

30 August 2012

  World Conference on Artistic Freedom of Expression Freemuse and Fritt Ord co-organise the first ever World Conference on Artistic Freedom of Expression in Oslo 25-26 October. World famous conductor Adam Fischer, Burmese artists Win Maw and Zarganar, Zimbabwe’s Outspoken and many other artists will be on stage performing and …

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