useful links and sources

UNESCO Convention for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Has your country signed the Convention?

Your country’s official quadrennial periodic reports on the implementation of the Convention

Required form (PDF) to submit cases to the UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights

UNHCR United Nations High Comissioner for Human Rights

The Global Slavery Index

IFCCD International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity

UNESCO World Observatory on the Status of the Artists

freeDimensional.org freeDimensional advances social justice by hosting activists in art spaces and using cultural resources to strengthen their work. See also their tactival notebook on Arts Spaces Hosting Activism

Creative Resistance Fund provides small distress grants to people in danger due to their use of creativity to fight injustice

“Allt that is banned is desired”: the webpage of artsfreedom.org, is administered by freemuse (see below) and collects international news and knowledge about artistic freedom of expression

freemuse.org the world forum for music and censorhip

Artists Rights Justice is an independent cross-sector working group (arts and human rights) representing over 30 EU and international associations, NGOs and networks from arts, free speech and human rights sectors, ARJ has published a training and resources toolkit on artists rights and a companion with case studies.

Another usefull toolkit is the Online Privacy Guide for Journalists  2017, published at vpnmentor.com

Theatre without borders shares information and builds connections between individuals and institutions interested in international theatre exchange

IFEX International Freedom of Expression Exchange

on the move the Culture mobility information network

The Manifesto Club campaigns: “…against the hyperregulation of everyday life. We support free movement across borders, free expression and free association.

Claiming Human Rights: Guide to international procedures available in cases of human rights violations in Africa

The PEN international caselist: Twice a year the PEN International Writers In Prison Committee produces a caselist of individuals around the world who are detained or otherwise persecuted for their peaceful political activities or for the practice of their profession

Human Rights Watch

article19.org refers to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – freedom of expression and information. Multilingual information and campaigning platform.

Cultural mobility and visas On the Move information page

Index on Censorship combines reporting and monitoring from around the world to expose and raise awareness of attacks on free speech

Artwatch Africa: Arterial network programm of research, advocacy, and training components for artists rights in Africa.

New Tactics in Human rights helps human rights defenders with a range of online materials (in 24  languages!), training and mentoring

Siah Bant (Turkey) is searching for and documenting cases of censorship in the arts in Turkey and organizes workshops sharing information about the legal frameworks against censorship

FRA  is the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

National Coalition Against Censorship, founded 1973,  is an alliance of more than 50 U.S.- non-profits, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups

ICORN, the International Cities of Refugee Network, offers since 2014 in more than 50 cities safe residencies for writers, translators, artists and journalists at risk. The website offers an application guide for writers and artistsas well as a cities’ guide to ICORN membership. ICORN maintains as well a link list to resources and opportunities within the network and beyond, sorted by categories like art of hosting, guides and advice for writers/artists and applicants, digital security, mobility and arts rights.

Mapping media freedom is an interactive map which identifies threats, violations and limitations faced by members of the press throughout European Union member states, candidates for entry and neighbouring countries. Run by Index on Censorship, European Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders.

ArtistSafety.net is an international volunteer network that provides case management and information services for artists, culture workers and communicators facing risk or danger as a result of their work empowering communities and speaking truth to power.

Censorhip Explorer is a free online tool to check whether a URL is censored in a particular country.

Germany: The Red List of Threatened Cultural Institutions

Krytyka Polityczna is the largest Central and Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists.

Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) is a three-year pilot program at PEN America, started in 2017. ARC is a first-of-its kind global hub aimed to assist imperiled artists and fortify the field of organizations that support them.

Agency of Artists in Exile, the Paris based aae works to identify artists in exile from all origins and disciplines, accompanies them according to their situations and their needs, provides them with workspaces and puts them in contact with professionals (French and European network)

Human rights 360 belongs to The WorldNews (WN) Network which offers a broad range of media content from a varied and extensive range of sources.

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