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South Africa: Roger Lucey

6 February 2007

Musician and journalist Roger Lucey’s music was banned during apartheid in South Africa. In this interview he speaks about his personal experiences with music censorship: it’s impact on the artist, about the long term effects of censorship in a society such as South Africa, and how to deal with the …

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South Africa: Film documentary ‘Stopping the Music’

15 September 2002

STOPPING THE MUSIC Music censorship in South Africa South Africa 2002, 54 minutes Directed by Douglas Mitchell Produced by Michael Drewett Press release ‘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 …

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South Africa: ‘The Censored meet their Censor’

1 January 2001

1st FREEMUSE WORLD CONFERENCE ON MUSIC AND CENSORSHIP Copenhagen, 20-22 November 1998 The text below is an excerpt from the conference report   This page in printer-friendly PDF format     South Africa: The Censored meet their Censor – Music and Censorship during Apartheid in South Africa Mr. Sipho Mabuse and …

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South Africa: Freedom of expression workshops and awards

4 August 2015

Freedom of expression workshops and awards at the Durban International Film Festival 2015, ‘Screen Africa’. Freedom of expression and related issues were a core feature of Arterial Network’s three-fold presence at the 36th edition of the Durban International Film Festival, as part of its Artwatch Africa artist rights programme. A …

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A brush too far? Six art pieces that stirred controversy in Africa

22 April 2015

“A selection of bold, daring and provocative art makes up this list of six art pieces from around the continent. In one way or another, they challenged the communities they appeared in. Sometimes the artwork offended people’s political sensibilities, sometimes it challenged people’s sense of African social norms and customs. …

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