History of Music Freedom Day

On 3 March 2007, the first Music Freedom Day, media houses from Canada and USA in the west to Zimbabwe in the south and Pakistan in the east joined the initiative. Journalists based in countries such as India, Lebanon and Zimbabwe went out on their own and interviewed censored musicians as well as censoring radio executives, […]

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Images from 3 March 2011

Music Freedom Day 2011 included concerts, media events, film screenings and roundtables…and an award Lapiro finally recieves award On Music Freedom Day, Lapiro de Mbanga finally received the Freedom to Create Prize. Lapiro, who has been imprisoned for almost three years spent the day in court and Freemuse program officer, Martin Larsen, was able to meet him and […]

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Media coverage 2011

GLOBAL Reuters: ‘Music Freedom Day salutes Arab demonstrators’ http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/03/uk-music-censorship-idUSLNE72206420110303 af.reuters.com/article/cameroonNews/idAFLDE7211GN20110303 Reuters article printed in other countries : Brunei/Pakistan/South Africa etc. see below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pdwyVqsknU http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/central/Jailed-Cameroonian-Musician-Fights-for-Freedom-of-Musical-Expression-117398078.html http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110303/music_nm/us_censorship_mideast http://www.somalipress.com/news/2011-mar-04/jailed-cameroonian-musician-fights-freedom-expression.html CANADA http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/r2morning/2011/03/03/the-music-of-music-freedom-day/ http://www.cbc.ca/dispatches/2010season/2011/03/02/march-36-2012-dispatches—tunis—london—orestiada-greece—riyadh—cameroon—detroit/ CAMEROON http://www.oncameroon.com/rim/en/full?a=Lapiro-de-Mbanga–continue-to-fight-for-Freedom-of-Expression&story_id=1348&cat=inside_cameroon DENMARK http://www.modkraft.dk/nyheder/article/music-freedom-day-2011-musik-kan http://jiyan.dk/2011/03/ahmet-kaya-mindet-af-danske-kurdere http://www.dr.dk/P2/Artikler/2011/03/04124739.htm EGYPT http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/337947 FRANCE http://www.mondomix.com/fr/tag/birmanie INDIA http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report_music-freedom-day-salutes-arab-demonstrators_1514979 http://www.mid-day.com/specials/2011/mar/060311-exiled-singers-tiken-jah-fakoly-freemuse.htm ITALY www.radio.hibridonet.com NETHERLANDS http://www.salto.nl/streamplayer/ondemand_stads.asp?d=01&m=03&y=11&t=1600 PAKISTAN http://www.dawn.com/2011/03/03/music-freedom-day-salutes-arab-demonstrators.html arzepakistan.com/showthread.php?86884-Shallum-Xavier-Shows-Support-to-Music-Freedom-Day-2011 SERBIA rex.b92.net/en/Recommendations/story/2417/Music+Freedom+DayGRUBB+in+concert+in+REX!.html SWEDEN http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=1012&artikel=4379663 http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=1012&artikel=4381133 http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2422&artikel=4380173 http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=1012&artikel=4381570 […]

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Activities and partners in 2011

A S I A AFGHANISTAN KABUL DJ Shakeb Isaar, who had to flee his home country in 2005 after threats is back in Kabul and will present Music Freedom Day at Radio Arman FM. INDIA MUMBAI Blue Frog and Alliance française de Bombay will dedicate a concert with the French bands Fortune and Wax Tailor […]

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Video promoting Music Freedom Day in New York

The organisers of the Impossible Music Session in New York write: “If we told you who was scheduled to appear, they might not make it.”

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