Art Under Threat

Premiere DateMar 29, 2016
00:00 BTR Today
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01:42 Freemuse
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03:11 Threat Report
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05:11 What Drives Censorship
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08:01 Censoring Music
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11:24 Changes in Iran?
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13:57 Hollywood Self Censorship
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16:49 Gathering Data
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19:53 Violations on the Rise
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22:35 The New Europe
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24:24 Paris Attacks
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25:38 Threats in 2016
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27:18 BTR Today
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28:19 Finish
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This week:

2015 was a depressing year in terms of artistic freedom of expression around the world. According to the group Freemuse — which documents violations of artistic freedom around the world — killings, attacks, abductions, and imprisonments of artists were up 20% from 2014 with China, Iran and Russia leading the way as top offenders. Freemuse recently just published their annual Art Under Threat Report, and I recently got a chance to speak with the organization’s Executive Director, Ole Reitov about the report. We discussed his findings, the challenges of documenting artistic censorship, and why music is targeted more than any other art form.

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Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…

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