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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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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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Joint NGO Statement: States break silence to condemn Egypt’s abuses at UN rights body

AR joins international NGOs and Finnish-led coalition of states in condemning systematic human rights violations in Egypt March 12, 2021 Earlier today, the Finnish Ambassador to the UN in Geneva delivered a joint statement on behalf of 31 countries urging … Continue reading

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PRESS: REPRESSIÓ Marita Muukkonen i Ivor Stodolsky, codirectores d’Artistes en Risc “Els creadors han de poder presentar obres controvertides sense que els tribunals els amenacin”, in Directa

Source: ENGLISH interview questions Please also use your favourite auto-translate tool to also read original text as published in Catalan below, which includes the story of Lisa Fittko’s work in the Resistance Movement against Nazism in the Second World … Continue reading

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PROGRAMME! Click here to find information about each participant. Watch the full 7-hour #RiskandRebellion Symposium and Concert on YouTube! The #RiskandRebellion programme is out. Check it for details of each CHAPTER, participant and/or musical, activist or … Continue reading

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Open Letter: European Democracy Action Plan

September 14, 2020 This open letter is being submitted in response to the public consultation launched by the European Commission on the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP). We, the undersigned, welcome the initiative to develop a European Democracy Action Plan … Continue reading

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Hietsun Paviljonki welcomes Artists at Risk (AR)

The new AR Studio, Event and Workshop space for AR-Residents on Hietaranta Beach in Helsinki. Artists at Risk (AR) is delighted to be joining the community at Hietsun Paviljonki in Helsinki, with the use of a studio and a workshop … Continue reading

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Mustafa Gamal to be released from pre-trial detention

Artists at Risk (AR) is delighted to hear that Mustafa Gamal is to be released from pre-trial detention. Following a concerted campaign for his release, led by AR and partners, the Public Prosecution Office announced at the beginning of June … 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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