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Post image for Artists and Authors Call on Israel to Release Palestinian Poet

Over 150 literary figures are calling for the release of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who since last year has faced charges in Israel for sharing her poetry on Facebook and on YouTube.

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Post image for Iranian Court Accuses Artist Parviz Tanavoli of “Disturbing the Public Peace” [UPDATED]

Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, whose passport border officials confiscated last week at Tehran’s international airport, says he faces accusations of “disturbing the public peace” with his artworks.

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Post image for Artist Parviz Tanavoli’s Passport Confiscated at Tehran Airport

Authorities in Iran have confiscated the passport of prominent Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, who suspects he is being targeted for featuring an image of a woman on the cover of his new book.

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Post image for Vietnamese Artists Respond to Marine Disaster Through #IChooseFish

In early April, a disturbing sight appeared on the central Vietnamese coast.

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Post image for Turkish Government Censors Video Projection and Youth Biennial Artworks

ISTANBUL — This year hasn’t been particularly easy for members of the arts community in Turkey, as they have come increasingly under fire, facing growing censorship and cancellations of exhibitions.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on May 3, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: an MFA student’s sculpture about campus gun laws violated campus gun laws, collector Aby Rosen forked over $7 million in unpaid taxes on art, and the painter of the Donald Trump micropenis portrait was attacked by one of the candidate’s supporters.

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Post image for Cambodia Censors Screening of Film About Slain Environmental Activist

I Am Chut Wutty, a documentary by British filmmaker Fran Lambrick detailing Wutty’s work and tragic death, was set to be shown publicly at Phnom Penh’s Meta House on April 20 — until the authorities had their say.

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Post image for Iran Forces Jailed Artist to Undergo Virginity and Pregnancy Tests [UPDATED]

The Iranian artist sentenced to 12 years and nine months in prison for her satirical cartoons critical of the Iranian government was forced to repeatedly undergo virginity and pregnancy tests last year.

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Post image for Lawsuit Forces Closure of Only Museum Devoted to Tiananmen Square Protests

The world’s first and only permanent museum dedicated to China’s Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 will shutter by the end of the year, with organizers citing political reasons for the closure.

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Post image for Surf China’s Censored Web at an Internet Cafe in New York

It may have been a while since you’ve set foot in an internet cafe, but a pop-up one on the Lower East Side offering free tea on top of free wifi is well worth a visit for a lesson in online freedoms.

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