Freemuse and The Fritt Ord Foundation invite the public to the launch of the new report “The State of Artistic Freedom 2019”. The event will take place at Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 10am – 12pm.
Freemuse will officially unveil The State of Artistic Freedom 2019, an analysis of 673 cases of violations of artistic freedom that occurred in different cultural spheres in 80 countries throughout 2018.
Please register by emailing Philip Toscano at Freemuse by 21 March: firstname.lastname@example.org
The report identifies key challenges for artists’ freedom of expression and points out violation patterns and trends. In addition, it provides analysis of legal, political and social developments occurring in different countries that have significantly impacted the state of artistic freedom and creativity.
Panelists and speakers include:
- Marianne Hagen, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director, The Fritt Ord Foundation
- John Peder Egenæs, Director, Amnesty International Norway
- Srirak Plipat, Executive Director, Freemuse
- Maria Arnquist, Program Officer, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
- Helge Lunde, Executive Director, ICORN (International Cities of Refuge Network)
Freemuse is an independent international organisation advocating for and defending freedom of artistic expression. Freemuse believes that at the heart of violations of artistic freedom is the effort to silence opposing or less preferred views and values by those in power—politically, religiously or societally—mostly due to fear of their transformative effect. Its work includes monitoring and documenting violations of artistic freedom, as well as exposing laws and policies that enable and sustain these violations. Freemuse’s approach is human rights-based and provides an international legal framework, as well as lays out the principles, for accountability, equality, non-discrimination and participation.
The event will be in English.
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