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What Drove Violations

8 February 2017

ART UNDER THREAT IN 2016: WHAT DROVE VIOLATIONS The following section of the Art under Threat in 2016 report explores the issues and tendencies that drove governments and other groups to limit artistic expression. TABLE OF CONTENTS * Click on the following titles to be taken to that part of …

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Nigeria

8 February 2017

ART UNDER THREAT IN 2016: NIGERIA SERIOUS VIOLATIONS: 15 ACTS OF CENSORSHIP: 3 The cases of violations of artistic freedom of expression seen in Nigeria in 2016 reflect the complex political and religious systems in the country. Violations are implemented by the government, local state authorities, religious institutions, families, artistic …

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Fangafrika – Voice of the Voiceless

19 December 2016

  Fangafrika – Voice of the Voiceless The first documentary film about West African hip-hop Produced by Staycalm! Productions Language: French with English subtitles. 52 minutes Burkina Faso and France. 2007 Read more…  

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Democracy in Dakar

19 December 2016

  Democracy in Dakar Documentary film about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar, Senegal Directed by Magee McIlvaine, Chris Moore and Ben Herson Produced by Nomadic Wax and Sol Productions Language: Wolof and French with English subtitles. App. 60 minutes Senegal. 2008 Read more…  

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Guinea: Increasing censorship and pressure on leading musicians

12 July 2016

The 2010 election of longtime opponent Alpha Kondé as president of Guinea brought with it hope that music and other forms of artistic expression would enjoy relatively untrammelled freedom. Such optimism rode on the wave of a burgeoning hip hop scene, an established roster of international stars, a post-independence policy …

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INSIGHT publication: Targeting the Arts 2015

18 May 2016

» Read on issuu.com Targeting the Arts Documenting incidents of censorship has never been enough. From the very beginning Freemuse has attempted to put censorship of music and arts into a larger context. In 2015 we introduced INSIGHT – a series of articles providing readers with analytical stories on censorship of …

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