Item Archive: freedom of expression

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Lil Baliil releases new track Corona to protect African community

  2 June 2020 Afro-Pop musician and AR-Resident Lil Baliil has recorded a new song, Corona, to encourage Somalis and fellow Africans to reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19. Alarmed by reports that the Somali community has been hit disproportionately … Continue reading

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AR-Resident Ibrahim Jawabreh

Ibrahim Jawabreh is a visual artist born in the refugee camp of Arroub, Palestine. After graduating in Fine Arts at Al-Quds University (Abu Dis), he started to develop his ideas in different art forms, including painting, graphic design, video art, … Continue reading

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Welcoming Artists at Risk (AR) Resident Ibrahim Jawabreh

Artists at Risk (AR) is delighted to welcome Palestinian artist Ibrahim Jawabreh as an AR-Resident. This short-term residency is funded by the AR Covid-19 Emergency Fund, created to support artists at risk who face threats to their freedom or safety … Continue reading

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Artists at Risk (AR) joins call for investigation into death of Shady Habash

22 May 2020 In an open letter sent this week to the Egyptian Ministry of Justice, Artists at Risk (AR) joins PEN America, Amani: Africa Creative Defence Network, and more than 60 partner organizations calling on authorities to conduct a full … Continue reading

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Artists at Risk (AR) joins call to President El-Sisi for release of Mustafa Gamal and Galal El-Behairy

On the eve of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, Artists at Risk (AR) joins cultural rights defenders in a letter to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, calling for the release of web designer Mustafa Gamal and poet Galal El-Behairy. … Continue reading

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Grammo Suspect launches new album: Embrace Diversity

17 May, 2020 On occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 🌈 #IDAHOT #LGBTQ #IDAHOBIT2020, Artists at Risk (AR) sends our Huge congratulations to Grammo Suspect on the release of Embrace Diversity, her album campaigning for justice … Continue reading

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Open letter: human rights and culture groups call for release of Mustafa Gamal

8 May 2020 We, the undersigned, call for the immediate release of Mustafa Gamal from prison in Egypt. His imprisonment in pre-trial detention is an egregious instance of the Egyptian government’s continuing crackdown on freedom of expression, in violation of … Continue reading

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Kenyan LGBTQI musician Grammo Suspect receives emergency Covid-19 funding

5 May 2020 Grammo Suspect, a Kenyan LGBTQI rapper, activist and spoken word musician, is one of the first artists to receive an emergency grant from Artists at Risk (AR). The AR Covid-19 Emergency Fund was created to support artists … Continue reading

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ARTISTS AT RISK (AR) LAUNCHES COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND

20 April 2020 Artists at Risk (AR) has today launched an emergency fund to support artists who face threats to their freedom or lives and are unable to reach a country of safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Pussy Riot member … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS! Fatoş İrwen has been released from Turkish prison!

2 March 2020 BREAKING NEWS Fatoş İrwen has been released from Turkish prison!! Congratulations! Welcome back! ——– Artists at Risk (AR) has long been advocating for the release and just treatment of Fatoş İrwen (bio page).  Since 2016, İrwen faced … Continue reading

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