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We stand with Josep Valtonyc in this latest court hearing in his case.

This Monday's hearing at Luxembourg's Court of Justice of the European Union (TJUE) is the latest in the ongoing legal proceedings surrounding Valtonyc's 3.5-year prison sentence handed down by the Spanish judicial system for the lyrics of his songs.

We stand with Valtonyc and all artists who have the right to express themselves fully without fear of prosecution.

Listen to Valtonyc himself in the insightful and moving interview for the Music as a Weapon podcast.My Podcast in the series 'Music as Weapon' is now online on Vimeo. In Part 5 the story of Spanish Rapper Valtonyc. Valtonyc who is in exil in Belgium,…
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Freemuse urges you to act now - sign the petition through Culture Action Europe and bring culture back!

#EuropeanUnion #culture #freedomofartisticexpression
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Finnish #EUpresidency @EU2019FI presented their priorities with #minister of science & culture @KosonenHanna during the @EPCulture. #Freemuse supports @EU2019FI & the MEPs in committing to the 2019-22 Work Plan mentioning #artisticfreedom. #postkodeffekten #projectforchange

.@CIVICUSalliance interview with Srirak Plipat, Executive Director of @Freemuse98 , the main international civil society organisation advocating for and defending the freedom of expression of #artists about the state of artistic expression https://t.co/wl2rHdeK91

From @Freemuse98, sign the petition to release the Myanmar performance troupe 'Daung Doh Myo Sat' (Peacock Generation).

Members of the group have been imprisoned in Insein Prison for a performance in which they donned military dress.

Further info here:

Sign the petition to release Peacock Generation from prison

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We've now made it easier for #artists at risk to get the right help. Our new form will be the direct line for #assistance and the quickest way to get in touch regarding your situation.

#freemuse #artistsatrisk #freeart #freedomofexpression

Artist Assistance - Freemuse

Please fill out the encrypted and secure form if you are an artist at risk through threats, attacks, imprisonments, or exile and require assistance. W...

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Mallorcan rapper Valtònyc fled to Belgium after being sentenced to prison in Spain for his lyrics, which were perceived to justify terrorism and insult the king.

Read more: https://t.co/uPM4MdBKAk

#RebeccaGoyette’s “Forever Animal” exhibition includes feminist depictions of women, nudity and sexuality.

For this reason, it was censored by the Huam-Garok gallery in South Korea. Learn more via @freemuse98: https://t.co/iLsZBTzkDZ

. #GlobalYouthConnect calls for submissions for a #delegation to #Colombia focusing on #humanrights and the political power of #music as a form of resistance.
Early submission deadline: 30 September 2019
Final submission: 31 October 2019

Colombia 2020 I Study Abroad I Global Youth Connect

Ring in January 2020 in Bogota and learn about Colombia's turbulent past from musicians and artists who advanced human rights with art.

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The #Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No.37 issued an arrest warrant against musician #FerhatTunç (@ferhatttunc) for “spreading terrorist propaganda” through his #socialmedia accounts, before the closing of the #investigation.

Read Tunç's statement here ➡️

Ferhat Tunç: “I want democracy, human rights and freedoms to win”

An arrest warrant was issued against musician Ferhat Tunç for "spreading terrorist propaganda"before the closing of the investigation.

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Band #ChaosExperience has been banned from #MortonStanleyFestival because the song about #Brexit - ‘Britain is Dead’. Redditch Borough Council banned the band before their performance on the main #stage and deemed it to be “too #political”.

Local band banned from festival for having three minute Brexit song (called Britain is Dead)

A LOCAL band have been banned from performing at this year's Morton Stanley Festival after allegedly being called a 'political risk'.

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It's been over 500 days since Galal El-Behairy was free. Find out more about his case, and why we continue to urge Egypt to #FreeGalal, via @englishpen: https://t.co/1GFvPFEzrg illustration via @channeldraw

Ahead of the 35th session of the #UniversalPeriodicReview, #Freemuse filed five reports to the UN’s official mechanism for reviewing the human rights record of all member states. It will take place in January 2020 at the UN #HumanRightsCouncil in #Geneva.

Freemuse calls for action on freedom of expression with five UPR reports

Ahead of the 35th UPR session, Freemuse filed five reports to the UN’s official mechanism for reviewing the human rights record of all member st...

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Ugandan musician #ZiggyWine has died on 4 August 2019 as a result of injuries sustained after being abducted and tortured.
#Freemuse calls for credible investigation on the death of Ugandan #musician.

Freemuse calls for credible investigation into death of Ziggy Wine

Ugandan musician Ziggy Wine has died on 4 August 2019 as a result of injuries sustained after being abducted and tortured reports BBC Africa.

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With the beginning of the @CopenhagenPride 2019, #Freemuse spotlights the #LGBTI #artisticcommunity. We stand by the LGBTI #artists and their right to the freedom of #artisticexpression and will continue to monitor and report on the cases of violations.

Pride Week spotlight: Artistic freedom in LGBTI communities - Freemuse

In 2019, LGBTI artists and art continue to be at greater risk when it comes to expressing themselves artistically.

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#SouthSudan President Salva Kiir has passed an order banning #singing of the Sudanese national anthem in his absence. 👉 https://t.co/Avg6NxlW6e #freemusic #art #freedom4art

#China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications has blocked popular e-book platforms over “obscene” content. It might be related to some of the #books having covers depicting #women in revealing clothing or sexual or #LGBTI content.

China: 30 million users blocked from popular e-book platforms•Freemuse

China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications has blocked three popular e-book platforms over “obscene” co...

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Award-winning Iranian #filmmaker #MohammadRasoulof has been #sentenced to one year in prison for “spreading propaganda” against the #Islamic republic. The sentencing relates to the content of Rasoulof’s #films.

Iran: Filmmaker imprisoned for 'spreading propaganda'•Freemuse

Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof has been sentenced to one year in prison for "spreading propaganda" against the Islamic republic...

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Members of the #Myanmar thangyat troupe Daung Doh Myo Sat (#PeacockGeneration) have been imprisoned for a #performance in which they donned military dress.

Sign our #petition and together with #Freemuse, call for the release of the #artists here ➡️

Sign the petition to release Peacock Generation from prison

Members of the Myanmar thangyat troupe Daung Doh Myo Sat (Peacock Generation) have been imprisoned for a performance in which they donned military dre...

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