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Pussy Riot member Maria (Masha) Alyokhina sentenced by Moscow district court

MOSCOW. Today Maria (Masha) Alyokhina, a key figure in the world-renowned feminist protest art collective Pussy Riot and a member of Artists at Risk (AR)’s International Advisory Board was sentenced to one year of “restricted freedom” by the Moscow district … Continue reading

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Press Release: Premiere of Andrei Kureichik’s new documentary play, Voices of New Belarus, in Ukraine

Source: Andrei Kureichik Press text (translated from Russian to English) Dear friends, journalists, colleagues, let me share wonderful news with you. The premiere of Andrei Kureichik’s new documentary play Voices of New Belarus took place in the context  of the … Continue reading

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AR-Alumni Angela Aldebs stars in award-winning Finnish drama

AR-Alumni Angela Aldebs is one of the lead characters in the third season of the award-winning Finnish drama, Sekasin. In the show, Aldebs plays the role of Masumah, an Afghan refugee and one of the four young asylum seekers fleeing … Continue reading

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Artists at Risk (AR) supports IRDORATH, Belarusian band arrested for performances at pro-democracy protests

The fantasy-folk band IRDORATH were among the 16 people brutally detained by unmarked soldiers with machine guns at a cottage near Minsk on August 2nd during a birthday party for the band’s frontwoman, Nadezha Kalach. The Belarusian Council for Culture … Continue reading

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Artists at Risk (AR) Calls Upon International Community to Ensure Safety of Afghan Artists and Human Rights Defenders

Foreign powers must urgently resettle vulnerable Afghans at risk of reprisals and repression at the hands of the Taliban. Gravely concerned by Afghanistan’s collapse in the face of the Taliban offensive and the hasty evacuation of Kabul by America and … Continue reading

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AR-Resident Andrei Kureichik Receiving Direct Death Threats from Agents of Lukashenko Regime

Artists at Risk (AR) calls for heightened protection of all Belarusian dissidents Direct death threats have been received over the past days by Andrei Kureichik, the prominent Belarusian filmmaker, playwright and member of the Coordinating Council of Belarus (CCB) – … Continue reading

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IA-Resident Samaneh Roghani

Samaneh Roghani (1984) is a multi-disciplinary Iranian artist based in Malmö, Sweden. She has a Bachelor of Photography from Azad University, Tehran, as well as a BFA and MFA from Malmö Art Academy. She is currently an IA-Resident at the … Continue reading

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Welcoming Aws Al-Zubaïdy as an AR-Resident in Tunis!

Aws Al-Zubaïdy (1993) is a Palestinian actor and director currently based in Tunis, Tunisia. A graduate in theatre from the Drama Academy Ramallah in Palestine and Folkwang University for the Arts in Essen, Germany, Al-Zubaïdy also learned acting art at … Continue reading

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AR-Resident Collen Kajokoto records poignant video on freedom of artistic expression

Zimbabwean protest poet and recent Artists at Risk (AR)-Resident Collen Kajokoto has recorded a poignant video speaking to the importance of artistic freedom and defending free speech, which AR is sharing in full for the first time today. Excerpts of … Continue reading

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Welcoming Andrei Kureichik as the 2021 Artists at Risk (AR)-ICORN Resident at AR-Safe Haven Helsinki!

BREAKING NEWS: AR-Resident Andrei Kureichik Receiving Direct Death Threats from Agents of Lukashenko Regime Artists at Risk (AR) is very pleased to welcome Andrei Kureichik as the 2021 AR-ICORN Resident at AR-Safe Haven Helsinki. Andrei Kureichik is an internationally performed … Continue reading

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