What Drove Violations

8 February 2017

ART UNDER THREAT IN 2016: WHAT DROVE VIOLATIONS The following section of the Art under Threat in 2016 report explores the issues and tendencies that drove governments and other groups to limit artistic expression. TABLE OF CONTENTS * Click on the following titles to be taken to that part of …

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INSIGHT publication: Targeting the Arts 2015

18 May 2016

» Read on Targeting the Arts Documenting incidents of censorship has never been enough. From the very beginning Freemuse has attempted to put censorship of music and arts into a larger context. In 2015 we introduced INSIGHT – a series of articles providing readers with analytical stories on censorship of …

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Swedish city offers Gaza rapper safe city residency

19 September 2013

Video interview with rapper Khaled Harara from Palestine who the Swedish city of Gothenburg has announced will be offered a ‘safe city’ residency for two years. In April 2013, the 26-year-old rapper Khaled Harara came to the Freemuse secretariat in Copenhagen. Having toured Denmark, he was afraid of returning to …

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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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Swedish Radio P2: attention on Music Freedom Day

28 February 2013

Sunday 3 March is proclaimed musicians Freedom Day by the organisation Freemuse which advocates for musicians’ freedom of speech. On this day, the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation’s radio channel P2 will put its full attention on the fact that artists all over the world are still being persecuted, censored and imprisoned …

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Freemuse Award 2011: Ramy Essam honoured in Stockholm

21 November 2011

Award ceremonyfromSKAP.  Press service:  Click here for sound files and photos in high resolution On 21 November 2011 the Egyptian singer Ramy Essam received the Freemuse Award 2011 at a ceremony in Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden. “My dream is to spread the voice of Egypt all over the world. Thank …

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Freemuse Award 2009: video report and interview from Stockholm

7 March 2009

Sweden / USA: Freemuse Award to American singer Pete SeegerVideo report from the award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on 3 March 2009, where Pete Seeger’s grandson, Tao Rodríguez-Seeger, received the award on his behalfBy Mik Aidt     Wimpy Wasp Player   Flash Player upgrade required   Read about Pete …

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How Music Freedom Day 2009 was observed in Stockholm

4 March 2009

Two seminars and concert in Stockholm became a beautiful, yet serious and powerful manifestation for musicians’ human rights Click on the audio link on the right… and while you listen, take a look at the photos below. This will give you an idea of what the Freemuse award ceremony in …

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