Policy, Research & Politics

World Culture Forum: Bali Promise calls for Integration of Culture in Post-2015 Development Agenda

The key results of the WCF have been defined in the "Bali Promise" which seeks to emphasise the importance of culture for development particularly in the formation of the post-2015 development agenda.

UNESCO

The 'Ode To Joy' As A Call To Action

A filmmaker follows the Ninth around the world, to Chile and China, where it became an empowering anthem of solidarity, and to Japan, where performances of daiku — the Great Nine — are a cherished annual tradition.

NPR

UN General Assembly adopts by consensus a new Resolution on Culture and Development

Further to the two resolutions adopted in 2010 and 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted by consensus on 12 December a third resolution on culture and development at UN Headquarters in New York.

UNESCO

Protest song sparks rare debate on ethnicity in Sierra Leone

A Sierra Leonean musician has sparked a rare debate around ethnicity.

Africa Review

Tajikistan: Rap music banned from buses

The mayor of Dushanbe has banned "non-traditional" music from the Tajik capital's buses.

BBC

Collective management of copyright: EP and Council strike a deal

The new rules are intended to stimulate the creation of EU-wide online music services for consumers and ensure that creators' rights are better protected and their royalties are paid more quickly.

European Parliament News

Top Ten Music-Tech-Policy Developments of 2013 in the US

There was so much going on in 2013 that if you blinked, you'd be in danger of being clobbered by the next development.

The Future of Music Coalition

A rebel against rules: Iran arrests popular underground singer

Iran's morality police have arrested a popular underground singer dubbed Amir Tataloo whose songs the Islamic republic deems to be inappropriate.

Middle East Online

Another step to breaking taboos: Rouhani tweets music video

Video retweeted on Rouhani's unofficial Twitter account shows Iranian President along with traditional musical instruments.

Middle East Online


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