Happy Holidays - our advocacy continues
Rap Silenced
Gnawi (Mohamed Mounir)

"I am an artist, my work is to defend my rights and the rights of the people,” said Gnawi during his hearing. 
Moroccan rapper Gnawi has been sentenced to a year in prison for insulting an official state body in a post published on his social media.  
Ahmet Altan's release overruled
The writer has been re-arrested just over a week after his release after serving 3 years in prison on terror charges, due to a risk of fleeing. 
Sanubar Tursun still missing
The Uyghur singer was booked to perform at an event organised by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music but did not appear. 
Gallery of Censored Art
This month we introduce you to the Gallery of Censored Art. The gallery aims to reclaim the space for artists that has been lost through various means of censorship. The newest addition feature works from photographer Mooreyameen Mohamad and visual artist Rebecca Goyette.  
News and Insights
Happy Holidays from Freemuse
Freemuse wishes you happy holidays and takes this opportunity to highlight that while most of us will enjoy a holiday break, Moroccan rapper Gnawi is still sentenced to a year in prison for insulting an official state body. 
 Share Freemuse's statement on social media. 
Istanbul court extends musician Ferhat Tunç’s arrest warrant
An Istanbul court extended an arrest warrant issued against musician Ferhat Tunç to obtain his defence regarding the artist’s charges of “insulting the president.”
Freemuse has now a presence in Brussels as part of our effort to raise the profile of artistic freedom in Europe supported by Swedish Postcode Foundation. Our work gathers speed as the EU announced its new mandate to new MEPs and new President of the European Commission. 
Reporting: court extended an arrest warrant issued against musician Ferhat Tunç 
Reporting: The Side by Side LGBTI film festival was suspended for over an hour due to information relating to a bomb threat
Interview with Pablo Hasél (real name Pablo Rivadulla), a rapper who performs “forbidden songs” which Spanish authorities believe glorify terrorism.
 Find out more about Freemuse's activities within the Europe Project by following the hashtag  #FreeEuropeArt 
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