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Press launch: Afghanistan report launched in London

1 June 2001

  On Tuesday 24th April 2001 Freemuse launched its very first report; “Can you stop the birds singing?” – The censorship of music in Afghanistan, written by Dr. John Baily. The launch took place at London’s Kufa Gallery in cooperation with International PEN and attracted quite some interest from the …

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Afghanistan report launch: welcome speeches

1 May 2001

The launch took place in cooperation with International PEN and attracted quite some interest from the media; several BBC units, Associated Press, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and others were present. Read more about the launch Read welcome speeches by Moris Farhi Marie Korpe  Read the report Welcome speech by Mr. Moris Farhi, …

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Freemuse report on censorship of music in Afghanistan

1 May 2001

  John Baily “Can you stop the birds singing?” – The censorship of music in Afghanistan Freemuse, Copenhagen, April 2001, ISSN 1601-2127 Dr. John Baily is a reader in Ethnomusicology at Goldsmiths College, London, and one of the worlds’ leading experts on Afghan music. Read abstract     Read the …

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Afghanistan: The talibans have banned all music

1 January 2001

Speech by Mr. Naim Majrouh, at the 1st Freemuse World conference in 1998  Ladies and Gentlemen! In the last 20 years due to war, political and social instability, disorder and lawlessness many aspects of our culture have been devastated. Museums have been looted, libraries have been burned, important and valuable …

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1980-2000 Asia

1 January 2001

1980s. Pakistan. Music was banned on PTV, the national tv station in Pakistan. 1980s til today. North Korea In North Korea, music is controlled by a government which encourages light, state-sponsored music, or music with patriotic worker-driven themes played on radios or in public by large worker’s orchestras. Kim Jong …

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Afghanistan

2 January 2000

Sorted according to date:   Norway/UK: “My first love was always music” Interview with Deeyah and video clip of the session ‘STOP THIS FILTH: ARTISTS UNDER THREATS’ at the conference ‘All that is Banned is desired’. 14 December 2012   Afghanistan: Religious leaders stopped ‘immoral’ eid celebration concert An eid …

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Non-artists on censorship

1 January 2000

NON-ARTISTS ON MUSIC CENSORSHIP Audio and video interviews on freemuse.org with researchers, experts, scholars and others Most recent Jeroen de Kloet – Dutch researcher, about China Mario Masvidal – professor from Cuba Maxwell Sibanda – journalist from Zimbabwe Maya Medich & Lemez Lovas – UK researchers, about Belarus Mirwaiss Sidiqi – director, about Afghanistan Introduction video – about Freemuse’s …

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