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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Press release: 2nd World Conference on Music and Censorship

16 September 2001

A South African protest singer and the police spy assigned to stop his career meet face to face. A famous Afghan musician from Kabul tells his personal story on how he was forced to work as a butcher under the Taliban regime. at The 2nd World Conference on Music and …

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Press room

1 January 2000

Press room Freemuse receives requests from media from all over the world. This includes requests for interviews, statements, documentation and background information. We cannot connect media to artists at risk unless the artists have specifically mandated us to do so. You are free to share, quote or republish our stories …

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