Launch of Brainstorming Report: EU Voices of Culture

2 August 2021

Freemuse co-drafted a chapter on artistic freedom and freedom of expression for the report.  The Voices of Culture platform organised a two-day brainstorming session on 27-28 April 2021 on the ‘Status and Working Conditions for Artists, Cultural and Creative Professionals’. The brainstorming session included representatives from the cultural and creative …

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Turkey: How Erdoğan turned the tables on the EU to stifle free speech

3 May 2016

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan demands that comedian Jan Böhmermann be prosecuted under Germany’s own laws criminalising insult to foreign heads of state because he has read out an offensive poem. The existence of this law has clearly taken Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German judiciary by surprise, but Merkel …

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Freemuse joins presentation on artistic freedom at EU Parliament

28 September 2013

Members of the European Parliament will join a lunchtime presentation of the UN Report ‘The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression and Creativity’ at the European Parliament in Brussels on 2 October 2013. The report will be presented by its author, Mme Farida Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur in the field …

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