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Egypt should abolish censorship of the arts

23 April 2014

AFTE and Freemuse publish an extensive study on censorship of artistic expression in Egypt. The 84-page report ‘Censors of Creativity’ reveals that the Egyptian government needs to reform the current legislative and institutional apparatus of censorship. “Several conservative restrictions imposed on artistic creativity contravene human rights standards and basic liberties,” …

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Freemuse calls on world leaders to respect UNESCO’s convention to prevent threats to cultural sites in Iran in light of President Trump threats

9 January 2020

Painted image of President Donald Trump in front of a US flag

“An attack on these cultural sites is a war crime as defined by the International Criminal Court and should be treated thus,” says Freemuse Executive Director Dr. Srirak Plipat, “Further, these threats show an alarming disregard to cultural heritage, the international cultural community, and humanity at large. Freemuse condemns this threat and calls on the USA standby the international law they have agreed to in order to protect these basic human rights and freedoms.”

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Moroccan artists persecuted, imprisoned when crossing red lines: UPR report

17 October 2016

Morocco should replace unclear and vague provisions in the Penal Code and decriminalize the so-called “red line” offenses, according to a new joint stakeholder submission to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review process by Freemuse and Racines – two civil society organizations defending artistic freedom in Morocco and globally.

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Sing your song

19 December 2011

  Sing your song Documentary film about the obstacles and constraints the singer Majid and his band face as a result of the actions of extremist Islamist groups and the unappreciative attitude of local officials. They all consider art and singing a sin and forbidden.Directed by Omar Falah 15 minutes …

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