Speeches



SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS



Below is a selection of speeches, presentations, panel debates and testimonies. Newest first



Austin Dacey, USA: Expanding the boundaries
A presentation by Austin Dacey, followed by a debate which took place at the conference ‘Right! Freedom of Music & Speech’ on 21 November 2011 in Stockholm
25 November 2011
IASPM Conference 2007: Speech by Andrés Contreras
Presentation at the IASPM conference for popular music researchers from the whole world – in 2007 held in Mexico City.
Andrés Contreras
27 June 2007
IASPM Conference 2007: Speech by Ole Reitov
Freemuse presentation at the IASPM conference for popular music researchers from the whole world – in 2007 held in Mexico City
Ole Reitov
27 June 2007
Selda Bagcan: speech – November 2006
Video of Turkish singer Selda Bağcan’s testimony at the third Freemuse World Conference where she speaks about her personal experiences with music censorship in Turkey
Mik Aidt
15 May 2007
Ferhat Tunç: speech – November 2006
Video of speech by Kurdish-Turkish musician and composer Ferhat Tunç, held in Istanbul in November 2006 at the 3rd Freemuse World Conference
15 January 2007
Beirut Conference 2005: Speech by Ali Abu Shadi
At the Freemuse conference in Beriut, October 2005, Ali Abu Shadi spoke about his work as the chairman of the central Censorship Department in Egypt
Anne Nybo
29 November 2005
Beirut Conference 2005: Speech by Mai Ghoussoub
Mai Ghoussoub – an artist and founder of London’s Saqi Books – gave this keynote speech on the underlying issues of censorship at the Beirut conference in October, 2005.
Anne Nybo
29 November 2005
Beirut Conference 2005: Speech by Moe Hamzeh
Moe Hamzeh, a Lebanese producer and rock musician, tells his story. He performs with his band ‘The Kordz’ every Saturday at the club Nova in Beirut, Lebanon.
Anne Nybo
29 November 2005
Presentation of Zimbabwe report by Banning Eyre
The author of the Freemuse report “Playing with Fire: Fear and Self-Censorship in Zimbabwean Music”, Banning Eyre, introduces his work on this video from WOMEX 2001.
30 October 2001
Afghanistan report launch: welcome speeches
Speeches at the launch of the Freemuse report “Can you stop the birds singing?”, London 2001
Moris Farhi, Marie Korpe
01 May 2001
Music and Censorship – An Introduction by Ole Reitov
Speech at UNESCO Stockholm, March 31st 1998.
Ole Reitov
01 January 2001
South Africa: ‘The Censored meet their Censor’
1998: Sipho Mabuse and Ray Phiri, musicians from South Africa, in a first face to face meeting with former censor, Ms. Cecile Pracher, manager of the record library at SABC.
Freemuse
01 January 2001
1st Freemuse World Conference – the speeches
All speeches held at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1998. (PDF document, 98 pages).
01 January 2001
Afghanistan: The talibans have banned all music
Mr. Naim Majrouh’s speech at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998
01 January 2001
Argentina: Culture and the development of a lasting freedom
Mr. Miguel Angel Estrella’s speech at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998
01 January 2001
Croatia: Music and Censorship in ex-Yugoslavia
Mr. Svanibor Pettan’s speech at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998
01 January 2001
Denmark: Censorship on music during the German occupation
Mr. Hans Skaarup’s speech at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998
01 January 2001
Mauritania: A Letter From Maalouma
Ms. Maalouma Meida Mint’s speech at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998
01 January 2001
Sudan: Can’t dance / won’t dance?
Mr. Peter Verney’s speech at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998
01 January 2001
The Situation of Musicians in the Arab World
Mr. Bashar Shammout’s speech at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998
01 January 2001
UK: Britain at War
Mr. Martin Cloonan’s speech at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998
01 January 2001
USA: The Marilyn Manson Saga
Ms. Nina Crowley’s speech at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in 1998
01 January 2001
The Market and Media Censors – panel debate
Panel discussion at the 1st Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship in Copenhagen in 1998 with Noam Ben-Zeev, Gerald Seligman, and Martin Cloonan.
Moderator: Johan Fornäs
01 January 2001