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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Austin Dacey, USA: Expanding the boundaries

25 November 2011

  Amplifying music in the face of censorship A presentation by Austin Dacey, followed by a debate which took place at the conference ‘Right! Freedom of Music & Speech’ on 21 November 2011 in Stockholm. Source See more videos from the conference:     Related reading on Statement …

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USA: Symphony censored over its comments on totalitarianism

16 March 2015

In March 2015, 21-year-old composer Jonas Tarm was about to reach a profound career milestone: His original composition was going to be performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall. But at the last minute, the New York Youth Symphony told Tarm that his Carnegie debut – commissioned by the orchestra as …

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USA: Tao Rodriquez-Seeger

7 March 2009

Singer and musician Tao Rodríguez-Seeger from USA speaks about his personal experiences with and opinion about music censorship Tao Rodríguez-Seeger was born in New York, USA, in 1972. He is a contemporary folk musician who plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, and sings in Spanish and in English. When he was 16 years old, in …

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US fails to protect the human right to read, says report

26 September 2014

In a new report to the United Nations assessing the United States’ compliance with its human rights obligations, Freemuse and USA-based NCAC, the National Coalition Against Censorship, argue that the U.S. must do more to protect the rights of youth in public primary and secondary schools as well as the rights of inmates in jails, prisons, and detention centers.

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