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Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performers

March 21, 2011

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Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performersDemands of ‘creative and sporting’ category of points-based immigration system leading to cancelled events, say organisers… A survey by the Greater London Assembly showed that a quarter of all artists who were hired in 2010 to open an exhibition, take part in festivals or play a […]

Confidential occupations document – april 2009

December 27, 2010

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confidential occupations document – april 2009 The following leaked document had disappeared from the public domain due to the website which it was previously hosted on going down. It is a briefing for heads of university administrations on dealing with student occupations. It may assist activists in gaining some idea of the perspective of senior […]

An Iranian Director’s Impassioned Defense

December 23, 2010

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An Iranian Director’s Impassioned Defense thelede.blogs.nytimes.com Jafar Panahi, an internationally celebrated Iranian filmmaker who supported opposition protesters after last year’s disputed presidential election, delivered an impassioned defense of his work at his trial in Tehran last week. http://www.facebook.com

More on Fair Use

November 30, 2010

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Center for Social Media Posted by Patricia Aufderheide on November 24, 2010 The European Documentary Network , which has its annual meeting at the International Documentary Festival at Amsterdam, featured a workshop cosponsored by theFederation of European Film Directors (known by its French acronym, FERA) on the implications of the U.S. fair use movement for Europeans. In Europe, […]

Documentary-makers and ‘contempt of court’

August 21, 2010

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A legal threat to two British independent film-makers seems inappropriate at best and intimidatory at worst. By David Gritten Published: 5:26PM BST 20 Aug 2010 It’s always chilling when we hear of documentary film-makers being threatened with legal action simply for doing their job. It’s doubly chilling when it happens here in Britain, rather than […]

Colombian high court rejects US bases agreement

August 21, 2010

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Colombian high court rejects US bases agreement Colombian high court rejects US bases agreement By Bill Van Auken 21 August 2010 Colombia’s high court ruled Tuesday that a treaty allowing the US access to military bases in the country is unconstitutional because the former government of right-wing President Alvaro Uribe failed to submit the pact […]