Hopewell Chin’ono’s reggae song about corruption in Zimbabwean government, Feb 2021, sparking the hashtag #demlootchallenge. More songs sparked by Hopewell below:
This song by Rap Against Dictatorship in Thailand, was taken down from local youtube channels in January 2021 following complaint from the government, who they are seeking to reform:
In March 2021, Hozan Canê was released from prison in Turkey after 2 years two years for being a ‘member of a terrorist organisation.’ When she was arrested, in the run up to the 2018 elections in Turkey, Hozan said, as so many artists have before her, “I am not a member of any organisation. I am merely an artist doing art.”
Visit Freemuse to read more about the censorship of artists around the world.