Human Rights and
International Democratic Solidarity

Defense of the Freedom of Artistic Expression


The exercise of freedom of artistic expression in Latin America continues to have a high cost for those who dare defend it in defective democracies and, even higher costs, in authoritarian contexts. In this regard, for CADAL cultural manifestations work as a thermometer of the democratic health of our countries and, for this reason, the main objective of the alliance with Freemuse is to monitor, document and make visible the violations to artistic expression freedom in Latin America.

Together with FREEMUSE

This project is carried out in cooperation with Freemuse, an independent NGO, a pioneer in the fight for cultural diversity and the defense of freedom of artistic expression in the world. Freemuse was created in 1988, is located in Copenhagen (Denmark) and has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and consultative status with UNESCO.

Actions

Statements

Our public positioning includes complaints and petitions to governments, international organizations, decision makers and the general public.

Campaigns

We promote initiatives aimed at supporting artists at risk and informing about the state of artistic freedom in Latin America.

Music Freedom Day

We are part of this global celebration of the human right to freedom of expression through music.

Meetings
Conferences
Workshops

We exchange ideas and positions on issues that concern the defense of artistic freedom in Latin America.

Contents

Report on the risk of imagining


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CADAL signs a cooperation agreement with Freemuse


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Cuban artists Vs. Decree No. 349


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Brazil lights the bonfire of the arts


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Report on the risk of imagining


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Threats to the freedom of artistic expression


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Music freedom day 2019


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Cultural rights and challenges to artistic freedom in Cuba


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Cuban artists Vs. Decree No. 349


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Urgent Call to Preserve the Lives of the Strikers Concentrated in Movimiento San Isidro’s Headquarters

Urgent Call to Preserve the Lives of the Strikers Concentrated in Movimiento San Isidro’s Headquarters


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CADAL suscribe un convenio de cooperación con Freemuse

CADAL signs a cooperation agreement with Freemuse


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Freemuse and CADAL alert for artistic repression in Cuba

Freemuse and CADAL alert for artistic repression in Cuba


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Artists in exile

A podcast produced entirely by CADAL, focused on the uprooting of Latin American artists, managers and creators. These are stories that tell, in first person, what it means to be forced to indefinitely leave the country of origin, for reasons of political harassment and censorship.

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Censored Work

"Artistic expression is not a luxury, it is a necessity and a fundamental human right that allows everyone to develop and express their humanity”.

FARIDA SHAHEED - United Nations Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights (2013)

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