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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Freemuse Award statuette created by world-renowned glass artist

18 August 2008

  World-renowned Swedish glass designer Göran Wärff has created the Freemuse Award statuette, which is presented for the first time ever to the Ivorian reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly in Dublin, United Kingdom, on Saturday 23 August 2008.   By Ole Reitov, programme officer, Freemuse           The award …

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Press release: EU-MP joins Freemuse at Tunc court case in Izmir

27 September 2007

Leading member of the European Parliament joins Freemuse at Ferhat Tunç court case in Izmir next week [This Freemuse press release was sent via e-mail to 312 journalists and media houses world-wide on Thursday 27 September 2007 at 16:11 GMT] When Turkish singer Ferhat Tunç enters the Izmir 10th High …

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Press release: ‘Hidden Truths’ Belarus report in Russian translation

27 September 2007

For the first time, a report “Hidden Truths” published by Freemuse is translated into Russian. In the report Freemuse turns its attention to Belarus, where freedoms of information and expression have become the unrelenting victims in an increasingly destructive battle for political control. В своём последнем отчёте о музыке и …

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Press release: Post 9/11 USA report

13 February 2006

’Singing in the Echo Chamber’ Music censorship in the U.S. after September 11th New Freemuse report written by Eric Nuzum   Publishing Date: 13 February 2006 Media contact :     ‘As a result of their outspoken actions, many musicians have experienced strong resistance, sometimes resulting in censorship’   Soon …

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17 October 2003

Freemuse está iniciando una compañia internacional a cerca de la: APREHENSIÓN DUDOSA DE UN MÚSICO CUBANO   Freemuse pide al gobierno Cubano de reconsiderar un caso débil contra el músico controversial de rock, Gorki Luis Àguila Carrasco, que fue formalmente declarado culpable al narcotráfico y sentenciado para cuatro años.   …

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Press release: WOMEX 2003

1 October 2003

Music as a basic human right is in focus at WOMEX – The WOrld Music EXpo – in Sevilla, Spain, 22 – 26 October 2003  This year’s WOMEX Award is honouring international human rights organization Freemuse – The World Forum on Music and Censorship for its fight against music censorship.Freemuse …

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Press release: Freemuse film – ‘Stopping the music’

2 May 2003

‘Stopping the music’ is the story of a South African protest singer and the security branch policeman assigned to end his career. The events surrounding the central confrontation in the film took place in apartheid South Africa in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. It was a time of racial …

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Press release: Romania report

25 October 2001

“A Little Bit Special” – Censorship and the Gypsy Musicians of Romania by Garth Cartwright A NEW REPORT PUBLISHED BY FREEMUSE With the international success of Taraf de Haidouks, Romanian Gypsy music has its highest international profile ever. Yet the success of Taraf de Haidouks is not reflected back in …

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