Artist Alert: October 2013 | Article 19

Newsletter from Article 19, published on on 14 November 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.


Content of ‘Artist Alert’ October 2013:

• Africa
Angola: First Person Charged With “Insulting” Republic of Angola Will Be Teenager Who Commissioned T-Shirts
Tanzania: Hip-hop Artist Receiving Death Threats
Zimbabwe: Artist Challenges Defamation Accusations

• Americas
USA: Facebook Censors Controversial Photograph
USA: Artist’s Instagram Account Shut Down After Posting Photo of Herself in Bikini Showing Pubic Hair
USA: Graphic Artist Suing Nsa
Cuba: Jailed Rapper Hunger Strikes

• Asia Pacific
Hong Kong: Ballet Accused of Self-Censorship
India: Kashmiri Documentary Removed from Youtube and Screenings Banned
Malaysia: Us Pop Star Banned from Performing
Maldives: Bollywood Movie Song Banned

• Europe & Central Asia
Italy: Photo Exhibition Depicting Same-Sex Kiss Attacked in Rome
Kazakhstan: Imprisoned Poet Moved to Unknown Detention Centre
Spain: Concert Cancelled Over “Anti-Spain” Comments
UK: Art Piece Blocked by Private Companies

• Middle East & North Africa
Iran: Female Actor Jailed for 18 Months
Lebanon: Two Films Banned
Saudi Arabia: Writer Jailed for Supporting Women’s Protest
Tunisia: Rapper Acquitted

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