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18/02/2019 06:15:51  

The song contest organisers should take a stand against the oppression of Palestinian artists and move their event from Tel Aviv

Those of us who make art and culture for a living thrive on free and open communication. So what should we do when we see culture becoming part of a political agenda? “Music unites,” says UK Eurovision entrant Michael Rice. What happens when a powerful state uses art as propaganda, to distract from its immoral and illegal behaviour? Everybody involved in the Eurovision song contest this year should understand that this is what is happening.

Related: British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

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18/02/2019 06:11:51  

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18/02/2019 06:11:51  

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18/02/2019 06:11:47  

India warns of rising communal tensions after the worst attack on soldiers in Kashmir for decades.
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18/02/2019 06:11:37  

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18/02/2019 06:11:36  

At least four MPs look likely to break away after criticising the leadership on Brexit and anti-Semitism.
18/02/2019 06:11:33  

BBC Earth aims to "place sustainable fashion at the heart" of London Fashion Week.
18/02/2019 06:11:25  

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18/02/2019 06:11:24  

UK intelligence chiefs reportedly conclude the Chinese tech giant Huawei can bid for telecoms projects.
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18/02/2019 03:12:51  

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18/02/2019 03:12:47  

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18/02/2019 02:13:29  

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18/02/2019 02:13:15  

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18/02/2019 02:13:14  

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18/02/2019 02:13:08  

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18/02/2019 01:14:22  

We asked girls from the Belfast School of Performing Arts to explain one of Brexit's buzzwords.
18/02/2019 01:14:07  

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The Scottish Secretary says revealing he was gay was one of the most difficult but important things he has done.