• Afghanistan: Kandahar authorities ban broadcast of songs by women
  • Myanmar/Burma: Poet sentenced to six months in prison for defamation
  • Germany: Court bans two-thirds of satirical poem mocking Turkish president
  • Iran: Concerts canceled under pressure from religious conservatives
  • France: Mayor cancels WWI centenary concert over rapper’s “anti-France” lyrics
  • Malaysia: Three books banned for “harming morals”
  • Nigeria: Broadcast authority blacklists yet another one of rapper’s songs
  • Lebanon: Authorities ban song on grounds of offending God
  • Egypt: Radio station bans mahraganat song
  • South Korea: Dance group performances cancelled due to Chinese threats
  • Turkey: Art exhibitions cancelled, a troubling trend
  • Egypt: Five members of satirist troupe arrested
  • Japan: Artist fined for breaking the country’s obscenity law
  • Oman: Writer and filmmaker released from detention
  • Sweden: Freemuse Award ceremony 2016 in the Eurovision Village
  • China: British heavy metal band forced to alter show
  • Jordan: Ban on performance by Lebanese band reversed
  • Azerbaijan: Prosecuted writer faces further charges
  • Pakistan: Action movie banned by Ministry of Information
  • Turkey: How Erdoğan turned the tables on the EU to stifle free speech
  • Oman: Writer and filmmaker arrested and detained
  • Germany: Turkey attempts to stop EU funding orchestra performance
  • Jordan: Rock concert banned for “contradicting” religious beliefs
  • Belarus: Lavon Volski is a free man in an unfree country

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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Artsfreedom newsletter: Does artistic freedom matter?

Published May 18, 2016

News and knowledge about artistic freedom of expression                    View this email in your browser As our world is experiencing dozens of internal and international conflicts, and millions of people are forced to leave their home countries due to conflicts or poverty, you may ask the question: does artistic freedom matter? Isn’t the work for protecting […]

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Article series that gives you INSIGHT

Published February 19, 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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