A new report on the effects of war and repression of musicians, performers and the public of the Swat Valley, Pakistan, has been published by Freemuse and Peshawar-based Pakhtunkhwa Cultural Foundation (PCF). Who is protecting and supporting the living arts after a conflict? After the Taliban regime in Afghanistan was overthrown, a renewed wave of terrorism began on the Pakistani side of the border. The report shows the huge impact conflicts have on the living heritage, the music, dance, cinema and other artistic expressions and the general publics right to acces arts and culture. The artistic life and the cultural industry is still suffering immensely after the Taliban were ousted from the Swat Valley more than seven years ago.
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