Artist Alert: July 2013 | Article 19

Newsletter from Article 19, published on article19.org on 14 August 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.

artist-alert_july2013

• AFRICA
Cameroon: Ban lifted on documentary
Mali: Ban lifted on performances
South Africa: Ban lifted on ‘child abuse’ film
Uganda: American filmmaker accused of “subversive activity”

• AMERICAS
Guantanamo: American writer’s books forbidden
Mexico: Artwork critical of local government censorship removed from art exhibition
USA: Music video reportedly taken down from YouTube
USA: Movie blocked on social media
Venezuela: Government body orders Palestinian film shown

• ASIA PACIFIC
Australia: Police monitors female genitalia exhibition
Australia: Award-winning photograph of baby’s birth reinstated
Sri Lanka: Film banned because it “insults armed forces”

• EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
France: Religious group demands that Ministry of Culture censor suicide bomber exhibition
UK: Photograph withdrawn from art festival over “sexual” title
UK: American pop singer video censored over “inappropriate” content
Uzbekistan: Unidentified artist’s drag video sparks online outcry

• MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Tunisia: 19 actors attacked and facing “indecency” charges
Tunisia: Two rappers arrested for performing “defamatory” Weld El 15 songs


» Read the newsletter here: article19.org


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers:

%d bloggers like this: