Pakistan / Denmark: Pervaiz Akhtar

29 October 2008

Pakistani musician Pervaiz Akhtar, today based in Denmark, explains (in Danish language) about his personal experiences with music censorship in Pakistan.   The interview was held in connection with a ‘Concert against music censorship’ which was organised by the Danish Refugee Council in Copenhagen on 24 October 2008. After the …

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Marcel Khalife’s video statement – مارسـيل خليفة يَتحدَّث

11 April 2007

مارسـيل خليفة يَتحدَّث عن مَجنون ليلى In this statement the Lebanese singer and composer Marcel Khalife speaks (in Arabic language) about why artists must engage in the defence of creativity. See translation below. Duration: 4:32 minutes. The video was recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Mik Aidt on 11 April 2007. …

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Denmark: Workshops with rappers from Gaza, film from Turkey

28 February 2013

The Danish school assistance organisation Skoletjenesten has linked up with the organisation Rapolitics and a number of ‘global high schools’ and gymnasiums to arrange for two Palestinian rappers to travel throughout the country in the days right before and after Music Freedom Day to give workshops and performances. So far …

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Three films about music and Islam hit Scandinavia

24 January 2007

Sweden and Denmark: Three films about music and Islam hit ScandinaviaPakistani rock star and filmmaker Salman Ahmad, and editor of the UK world music magazine Songlines Simon Broughton will make a quick visit to Denmark and Sweden in February to show three documentari films highlighting essential discussions concerning music and Islam. …

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Danish libraries participate in Music Freedom Day 2013

2 July 2012

In the school year 2012-2013, a school class will be able to win the role as Editor-in-Chief of in connection with the annual Music Freedom Day on 3 March 2013 is the Danish libraries’ digital music service. The site contains a huge amount of world music and non-western …

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Denmark: Censorship on music during the German occupation

1 January 2001

Speech by Mr. Hans Skaarup, at the 1st Freemuse World conference in 1998 Imagine a young person in a music quiz in the radio or on TV. The question is: “Has the German composer Mendelssohn ever been prohibited in The Danish National Radio?”. You can imagine the answer: “No, of …

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Media coverage of the 3rd Freemuse World Conference

6 December 2006

| Start page | Speakers | Programme | Photos | Video interviews | 3rd FREEMUSE WORLD CONFERENCE ON MUSIC AND CENSORSHIP   Sorted by country where published/broadcast in alphabetical order • In Canada Radio: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s ‘Global Village’ reported about the conference and “a musician censored by Turkey” – along with …

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Denmark/USA: Artists censored in public spaces

14 July 2016

Art in public spaces raises several issues around acceptable content/subject matter, including nudity, race, politics or obscenity, who is funding the work, whether it’s government, business or private individuals, and what the processes are behind who decides what goes up or comes down and why. Three recent incidents of art in …

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Nordic Ministers of Culture declare support for artistic freedom

4 May 2016

“Artistic and creative expressions, as an integral part of the human right to freedom of expressions, is critical both to the development of cultures and to the functioning of democratic societies,” said a declaration by the Nordic Ministers of Culture adopted at a seminar on 2 May 2016 during the World …

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