• USA: Anti-censorship theatre even censored
  • Turkey: ‘Organisation propaganda’ charge against children’s books
  • Turkey: 19-year-old singer attacked after threats
  • Iran: Radical website calls for murder of musician
  • Sweden: Art under threat
  • Russia: Cultural freedom under threat
  • Lebanon: Armenian concert cancelled in Tripoli
  • International coalition appeals to Cuba: Drop charges against performance artist
  • Turkey: Young Kurdish singer imprisoned
  • The Syrian uprising – art in the diaspora
  • Syria: Islamic State issues ban on songs by American singer
  • France: Verdict of three years imprisonment to rapper in Marseilles
  • Syrian artists standing against tyranny
  • United Kingdom: Horror film featuring neo-Nazis terrorising Jewish family banned
  • A brush too far? Six art pieces that stirred controversy in Africa
  • Azerbaijan: Six years imprisonment to Sing for Democracy campaigner
  • Turkey: Film festival censorship controversy and cancellations
  • France: Artist finds coexisting hard in streets of Paris
  • Pakistan: DJs and singers silenced with new loudspeaker regulation
  • USA: Country stations ban song for promoting gay agenda
  • France: Prime minister intervenes to stop ban of posters for musical trio
  • Canada: Controversy over concert cancellation sparks public debate
  • Pakistan: Drummer and performer killed by armed men
  • Tibet/China: Monk and artist reportedly arrested

Artsfreedom gives you INSIGHT: Sweden and Russia

Published May 13, 2015

ART UNDER THREAT FROM SWEDISH NEO-NAZIS AND RUSSIAN ORTHODOX AUTHORITARIANISM Several Swedish artists live under constant threat from Neo-Nazi and extreme rightwing groups. In Russia the ultra-conservative agenda of patriotism, orthodoxy and authoritarianism that Putin brought with him on his return to the presidency in May 2012 has drastically shifted state cultural policy and oppositional […]


Violations on artistic freedom of expression in 2014

Published February 18, 2015

Freemuse annual statistics on violations of artistic freedom of expression 2014 shows that artists all over the world increasingly are facing attacks on their rights to freedom of expression. In 2014 Freemuse registered a total number of 237 attacks and violations against artistic freedom. The violations range from killings and abductions to attacks, threats, prosecutions, […]


Freedom of artistic expression in Europe… Which Europe?

Published October 3, 2014

Artsfreedom Newsletter no. 5 As the new Commissioners of the European Union are soon entering their offices and appointing key staff members, we are reminded that Europe is not a clearly defined entity. In fact there are several different “Europes” in which, depending on which one we talk about, the conditions for artistic freedom of […]


Egypt should abolish censorship of the arts

Published May 10, 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,” says Ahmed Ezzat, the Egyptian […]




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