Philippines: Film festival bans filmmakers, revokes award

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Executive Committee decided to ban director Alvin Yapan and two producers of film ‘Oro’ for one year due to controversy over a scene where a dog was allegedly killed, reported Philippine news portal Interaksyon on 6 January 2017. The committee’s decision came after it already revoked the Fernando Poe […]

Philippines: Film festival invites Asian filmmakers facing censorship

The Philippines’ leading independent film festival is adding a section showcasing Asian films, offering a venue for filmmakers facing censorship in other parts of Asia, reported New York Times. » Festival site: www.cinemalaya.org » Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nytimes.com

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 […]

Malaysia/Philippines: Religious groups unite in bid to silence pop singer

Christian and Muslim groups attempt to ban American superstar Lady Gaga’s shows during her Asia tour, calling her music, persona and style the ‘work of Satan’, while tens of thousands of her fans in Seoul, Jakarta and Manila campaign for the singer’s right to freedom of expression. Over 750 articles about the topic are listed […]

 

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