Artist Alert: October 2013 | Article 19

25 November 2013

Newsletter from Article 19, published on on 14 November 2013: Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through which information and ideas are imparted and received. Artist Alert, launched by ARTICLE 19 in 2008, highlights cases of artists around the world whose right to freedom of expression has …

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Maldives: Allegedly ‘anti-Islamic’ song banned

31 October 2013

Maldives National Bureau of Classification stated that the song ‘God Allah Aur Bhagwan’ from the film ‘Krrish 3’ – a much awaited Bollywood superhero science fiction movie – was banned due to its anti-Islamic nature. See on

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Maldives: President rejects ministry’s ban on mixed-gender dance events

18 September 2012

According to the Maldives’ presidential spokesman, the government has rejected a ban on dancing in public between men and women which was initially called by its own Islamic Affairs Ministry. At first, according to the private newspaper Minivan, the Islamic Affairs Ministry sent a circular to all government institutions “banning …

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Maldives: 22 religious scholars say Islam prohibits music

15 March 2008

The Maldives – an island group of 19 atolls in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India – has included itself in the list of countries where music is being threatened by religious leaders, Minivan News’ Judith Evans reported from the capital city Malé.                       Illustration from Jamiyyathu Salaf video The Maldives …

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