Artist Alert: August and September 2013 | Article 19

Newsletter from Article 19, published on article19.org on 21 October 2013:

Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through which information and ideas are imparted and received. Artist Alert, launched by ARTICLE 19 in 2008, highlights cases of artists around the world whose right to freedom of expression has been curtailed and abused, and seeks to more effectively promote and defend freedom to create.

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Content of ‘Artist Alert’ August and September 2013:

• AFRICA
Nigeria: Filmmakers Protest ‘Double-Censorship’

• AMERICAS
Brazil: Police Prevent Screening of Documentary
Cuba: Musician Banned over Political Opinions
Cuba: Art Installation Censored by Facebook
USA: Publishers Cancel Book Because of Author’s Sexuality
USA: Lyrics Censored at Music Video Awards

• ASIA PACIFIC
Japan: School Board Bans Manga Series
Malaysia: Authorities Prevent Heavy Metal Band Performance
North Korea: Comedian Sent to Labour Camp over Joke
South Korea: Documentary Movie Pulled

• EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA
Germany: Writer Refused Entry Into USA
Germany: Artist Wins Nazi Salute Case
Kazakhstan: Poet Remains In Solitary Confinement
Russia: Authorities Seize Paintings

• MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
Iran: Over 200 Rock Fans Arrested at Concert
Lebanon: Play About Censorship Censored
Syria: Artist Released After a Month in Prison
Tunisia: Rappers Imprisoned for “Insulting” Work


» Read the newsletter here: article19.org



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