Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa found murdered along with three women in Mexico City

A photojournalist who was found dead in Mexico City after he fled harassment in his home state appears to have been tortured before he was shot dead, the head of a free press advocacy group said on Sunday. Ruben Espinosa sustained severe injuries to his face before he was killed, said Dario Ramirez, director of […]

Artist Tania Brugera arrested and injured by police in Havana

by Jillian Steinhauer This weekend artist Tania Bruguera was arrested once again in Cuba, along with dozens of other activists, and was manhandled by the police. As with most information about Bruguera over the past few months, the news — which Hyperallergic has not been able to independently verify — comes via the Facebook page for her project #YoTambienExijo (“I also demand”), which […]

fD joins international community in condemning the attacks on Charlie Hebdo

In the wake of the deadly attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris last week, we recognize more than ever the need to uphold the fundamental principles of free expression, open communication, and a respect for differing points of view by creating spaces for dialogue and deep reflection. We join our colleagues around the world in condemning […]

ARTSFEX statement on cancellation of Exhibit B at the Barbican Centre

We the undersigned members of Artsfex condemn an alarming worldwide trend in which violent protest silences artistic expression that some groups claim is offensive. People have every right to object to art they find objectionable but no right whatsoever to have that work censored. Free expression, including work that others may find shocking or offensive, […]

To send letters of support for Moroccan musician Mouad (El Haqed)

If you would like to send support letters to the Moroccan musician, Mouad Belghouate (aka El Haqed), please note: – keep messages short with simple message wishing El Haqed well and that he will soon be free.– no political or religious comment or images ( tourist cards are appreciated….)– Give return address/email. Send to:  Mouad […]

Letter to Moroccan Minister of Justice re: musician Mouad Belghouate

Open Letter to the Moroccan Minister of Justice and Liberties El Mustapha Ramid on the Four-month Sentence Against Musician Mouad Belghouate (aka El Haqed)7 July 2014Mr El Mustapha RamidMinister of Justice and LibertiesMinistère de la Justice et des libertés Place El Mamounia – BP 1015RabatMoroccoFax:+212 537 73 47 25 We the undersigned organisations committed to […]

Show on African homosexuality shut down after fundamentalist attack

Senegal exhibition, part of the Dak’Art Biennale, closed due to pressure from extremist Islamic groups. By: Anny Shaw The Senegalese government has shut down one of the first exhibitions in Africa to focus on homosexuality on the continent. The move comes several weeks after an attack on the Dakar gallery by Muslim fundamentalists, says the […]

Salvadorian performance artist faces prison for eating his ballot card : petition launched in his defence Víctor “Crack” Rodríguez is facing up to six years in prison for a performance piece.   After the general election in El Salvador that split the winning left party from the right by a margin of less than 1% percent, tensions in the country are high, especially amongst the nation’s community of artists, who […]

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s books removed from Riyadh International Book Fair

Just a few days after all the works by Saudi publisher Arab Network for Research and Publishing were removed from the Riyadh International Book Fair for violating the Kingdom’s laws, the works of globally celebrated Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish caused protests and have reportedly been withdrawn from the fair and are not to be sold: Numerous news sources were […]

Indian author shot dead in Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead an Indian author in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika, police say. Sushmita Banerjee, the writer of a popular book about her dramatic escape from the Taliban in the 1990s, was shot dead on Wednesday night, police announced on Thursday. “We found her bullet-riddled body near [a religious school] on […]

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