FREEMUSE


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FREEMUSEFreedom of Musical Expression
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Writing in the foreword of the report, Freemuse executive director, Dr Srirak Plipat, notes that freedom of artistic expression and creativity does matter.
This disturbing geographical spread and growing group of violators is enabled by weak accountability mechanisms that fail to hold authorities to task and continue to create a wide space for impunity, Freemuse observes.
In conclusion, it must also be mentioned that according to the current annual report of the Freemuse organisation--'The State of Artistic Freedom 2018'--documents 553 cases of violations in 78 countries, observing that this is, nonetheless, "a big tip of a big iceberg".
Freemuse will launch its report at 9:00 CET on Thursday 15 March 2018 online and at an event in Stockholm, Sweden, in partnership with PEN Sweden.
As Freemuse Executive Director Ole Reitov explained after the launch of the report at Cairo's Townhouse Rawabet Theatre on May 21, "the censorship practices in Egypt [are] a labyrinth where you know how to enter but do not know how to exit."
"It may not be difficult to silence the individual musician but you can't really silence their songs," Freemuse co-founder Ole Reitov told Reuters by phone.
In a recent report for Freemuse, Mark LeVine argues that music plays a role in the Middle East and North Africa similar to the role rock played in the velvet revolutions that toppled regimes in Eastern Europe.
Martin Cloonan, of the anti-censorship organization Freemuse: "to be anti-censorship is not to say 'anything goes.'"
Freemuse (2017) The State of Artistic Freedom 2018 [Freemuse annual statistics on censorship and attacks on artistic freedom], Copenhagen: Freemuse.
The singer Ramy Essam recently left Egypt to spend two years in MalmE[micro], Sweden, according to a statement issued by The World Forum on Music and Censorship (Freemuse), an independent organisation advocating and defending freedom of expression for musicians worldwide.
(2007 October) "Urban Grooves Blacklisted from Radio." Freemuse. Retrieved from http://www.freemuse.org/sw22434.asp.
Such moments of uninhibited artistic expression of political discontent are often squelched, according to a new report from the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) and The World Forum on Music and Censorship (FREEMUSE).