April 2019


Poet Galal
El-Behairy conditionally released from prison

Egyptian poet Galal El-Behairy has been conditionally released from a Civilian Court-imposed sentence that he received for his art. However, he will stay in prison after being sentenced to three years and receiving a 480 euro fine for his unreleased poetry book.

Fifth lawsuit brought against musician Ferhat Tunç in Turkey

A fifth lawsuit has been filed against musician Ferhat Tunç, this time for “insulting the then Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım” in 2016. “I would be in prison for years if I hadn’t gone abroad. Because of this threat, I had to leave the country and leave my whole life behind," Tunç told Freemuse. 

Theatre director released from house arrest in Russia

The Russian theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov has been released from house arrest after 20 months of detention. On 8 April 2019 a Moscow City Court judge overturned a decision by a lower tribunal to extend Kirill Serebrennikov’s arrest for three months. 


Culture Action Europe's Live Online Dialogue
25 April 2019

Freemuse was a discussion activator in the debate on European Values and Identities during Culture Action Europe’s Live Online Dialogue.

The dialogue was an 8-hour long live online debate focusing on the link between culture and identities, education, European values, sustainability, work and labour conditions and rights.

Read more here
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Arts Rights Justice's Open Call For Artists

Arts Rights Justice have encouraged artists based in Germany to apply for the event FREEDOM TRANSMISSIONS – Interventions on the protection and promotion of Artistic Freedom with artworks, performances, workshops and other artistic intervention. Submissions closed today.

Read more about the call and process here.
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