3rd Freemuse World Conference in Istanbul

The 3rd international conference on music and censorship will take place in
Istanbul, 25- 26 November, 2006.
 The conference will be hosted by Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi and arranged
in collaboration with Association for Freedom of Expression, Association for
Intercultural Communication and Turkish PEN.
 The conference will deal with censorship and freedom of expression in a
number of regions and countries e.g. Afghanistan, China, Cuba, Iraq, the Middle
East, Turkey and South Africa.

Tentative conference program and registration form are available at


New Freemuse reports:

Middle East: “All that is banned is desired”. This report is based on
the conference freedom of musical expression in the Middle East, held in Beirut
6-8 October 2005, arranged by Freemuse in collaboration with Heinrich Böll
Foundation, Middle East Office and Irab – Arab Association for Music. The report
will be published end May.

Belarus: A report on music censorship in Belarus is in progress. The report will
be presented at the World Conference in Istanbul.