• India: Artists struggle with censors over LGBT and other themes
  • Malaysia: Artist detained over allegedly ‘insulting Islam’ in music video
  • Egypt: Satirist troupe’s detention renewed, totalling 105 days
  • United Kingdom: Woman’s right to read violated
  • Turkey: Writer arrested amidst crackdown after coup attempt
  • Malaysia: Censors alter ending of Indian gangster flick, cut scenes
  • China: Actor fired from film for “vague” Taiwan stance
  • Turkey: Singer’s concerts cancelled due to coup-related remarks
  • Sweden: Metal band allegedly receives threats after cancelling gig
  • Pakistan: Government bans film at home and abroad
  • China: State agency reportedly bans South Korean stars over diplomatic feud
  • India: Writer detained over attempted murder charges
  • Uzbekistan: Suspended artists and instrument bans
  • Malaysia: Rapper threatened with censorship and arrest
  • Tanzania: Rapper banned from music industry indefinitely
  • Pakistan: Music returns to region amid scepticism
  • USA: Anti-Donald Trump song censored
  • Nigeria: Performance artists cleared of charges
  • Morocco: Writer fined, sentenced for defamation over characters in novel
  • Denmark/USA: Artists censored in public spaces
  • India: Film censorship continues unabated
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis: US rapper arrested, fined for profane lyrics
  • Pakistan: Controversial Indian film suffers 100 cuts before release
  • China/Tibet: Film director detained, hospitalised

Iran: Two musicians and a filmmaker imprisoned

Published June 7, 2016

According to Freemuse sources musicians Mehdi Rajabian, Yousef Emadi and filmmaker Hossein Rajabian were imprisoned for their art on 5 June 2016. They have been convicted to three years imprisonment. Please help us in getting the charges dropped against the three artists and freeing Mehdi, Hossein and Yousef by taking action and sharing the video below and using […]

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New INSIGHT articles from India and Turkey

Published June 1, 2016

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. Our series  INSIGHT  provides you with articles and features that dig a little deeper. The series is edited by Marie Korpe, co-founder and former executive director of Freemuse. » […]

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Art Under Threat: Attacks on artistic freedom in 2015

Published May 18, 2016

Freemuse Annual Statistics on Censorship and Attacks on Artistic Freedom in 2015 Artistic freedom is under extreme pressure in far too many countries. The Freemuse annual report summarises censorship and threats on artistic freedom in 2015 in over 70 countries. In total, Freemuse registered 469 cases of censorship and attacks on artists and violations of […]

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INSIGHT publication: Targeting the Arts

Published May 18, 2016

» Read on issuu.com 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 the arts and in-depth interviews […]

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