Policy, Research & Politics

Zimbabwe: Do Copyright Issues in Music Matter?

Zimbabwe Music Rights Association have dealt with close to a 100 cases dealing with copyright issues but none of these have gone to the court.

The Herald 

Vladimir Jurowski and the Art of Musical Rebellion

Along with his London ties, Jurowski also has some strong feelings about his native Russia, whether it's parsing the political subtexts in Soviet repertoire or speaking out on present-day civil liberties.


Pakistan: Women musicians speak out about ‘the gender challenge’

In Pakistan today, women often find themselves unable to pursue music careers because of conservative family attitudes, political insecurity, and gender inequality.


Maroc: Un rappeur mineur emprisonné pour avoir diffusé des clips jugés offensants

Arrêté le 9 août, ce lycéen de 17 ans est accusé de "détournement des paroles de l'hymne national", "insulte à corps constitués", "propos immoraux" et "incitation à la consommation de drogue".

All Africa

Uk: Report on Copyright Education

The discussion paper commends the efforts of rights holders to educate the public about the importance of copyright but recommends that greater measures and coordination would be welcomed in this area.


Tibet/China: Censored poet and exiled musician sidetrack oppression

hanks to Internet connectivity, Tibetan artists inside and outside Tibet are finding new ways to communicate and collaborate. But to the Tibetans inside Tibet, this is at a high risk.


Marc Ribot Talks Respecting Artists’ Rights

The legendary guitarist and activist shows how content creators aren't getting a fair shake from the big tech giants, and why we all should care.

The Talkhouse

Do you hear the people sing? Music and protest in the street

In a crowd, nuance fades away of course. When the argument is literally framed by a fence in the street, the question of "which side are you on?"

New Music Box

Morocco: Rapper El Haqed speaks of freedom and flaws

If the Moroccan authorities meant to silence the dissident Moroccan rapper El Haqed by locking him up in a prison cell on trumped up charges, it didn't work.


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