Artist Alert: June 2013 | Article 19

Newsletter from Article 19, published at article19.org on 17 July 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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• AFRICA
Kenya: Faith group wants “secular” songs banned

• AMERICAS
Argentina: TV channel accused of censoring same-sex kiss in The Simpsons
USA: Facebook removes self-portrait of nude photographer with daughters

• ASIA PACIFIC
Australia: Artist’s work seized and likely to face child pornography charges
China: Disney character censored over resemblance to president
India: Court reverses ban on comedy TV network
Philippines: Cartoonist suspended from newspaper over “offensive” content
South Korea: Film screening banned over incestuous sex scenes
Vietnam: Government contemplates requesting the introduction of “performing permits” for artists
Vietnam: Film banned from screening over “violent” portrayal of Ho Chi Minh

• EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
France: Movie poster pulled over same-sex kiss
Russia: Art curator sacked over exhibition satirising forthcoming Winter Olympics
UK: Album cover censored for supermarkets

• MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Egypt: Song reportedly prohibited for being “revolutionary”
Lebanon and Abu Dhabi: British comedian cancels Abu Dhabi and Lebanon shows over extremists’ threats
Saudi Arabia: Novelist released after 6 months in jail


» Read the newsletter here: article19.org


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