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Press release: Music Freedom Day 2011

1 March 2011

   Songs smuggled out from Burma, Dj returns to Kabul, singer in court room in Cameroon. Choir sings about the Arab revolution… and secret guests in New York. Music Freedom Day is being celebrated in more than 20 countries. The plight of imprisoned musicians Win Maw, from Burma, and Lapiro …

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Press release: Freemuse Award winners 2010: Mahsa Vahdat and Ferhat Tunc

22 March 2010

Mahsa Vahdat from Iran and Ferhat Tunç from Turkey are well-known to many Freemuse associates. They are strong defenders of freedom of musical expression and well-known to audiences in Europe, where their music – unlike in their home countries – can be performed without restrictions. The Award Committee stated: “Mahsa …

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Press release: Roskilde Festival donates large sum to Freemuse

1 March 2010

Roskilde Festival Charity Society donates DKK 500,000 (approximately € 67,115) to Freemuse for its work for musicians’ rights and against music censorship. Freemuse is the only organisation in the world that works internationally with documentation and information about attacks on musicians and composers’ freedom and right to express themselves. “To …

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Press release: New Freemuse CD: Listen to the banned

24 February 2010

Music that makes dictators tremble Listen to the banned is a unique collection of contemporary songs by artists who have been censored, persecuted, taken to court, imprisoned and even tortured for a very simple reason — their music. Music brings joy and gives a voice to the “voiceless” – a …

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Press release: Freemuse receives international award

19 October 2009

Tunisia:  The International Music Council (IMC) has awarded Freemuse the IMC Inaugural Musical Rights Award for its “courageous global programme advocating freedom of musical expression for creators and performers of music.”   The award was presented during the ‘3rd IMC World Forum on Music’ which is currently taking place in Tunisia. …

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Press release: Freemuse urges OIC to protect musicians

20 April 2009

 Freemuse is deeply concerned that in several member states of the OIC, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, musicians and music retailers are being attacked, banned and even killed in the name of religion In an appeal to Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Freemuse urges the OIC to strongly dissociate itself …

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Press release: Music Freedom Day 2009

18 March 2009

Music Freedom Day 2009   Concert & seminar with censored artists in Stockholm 3 March Artists from Turkey, Zimbabwe and Iran facing censorship join forces with Swedish Award Winner in a unique concert when Re:Orient in collaboration with Freemuse organise a concert and a seminar dedicated to freedom of expression for musicians and composers. …

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Press release: Freemuse Award to Tiken Jah Fakoly

20 August 2008

Exiled Côte d’Ivorian reggae singer receives award to acknowledge fight for freedom of expression Press conference on 22 August: A press conference will be held in Dublin to mark the acceptance by outspoken Côte d’Ivorian reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly of the first ever Freemuse Award. Tiken Jah Fakoly, Maria Korpe …

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