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Does art need permission to create?

Censoring art: The regulations on artistes have taken the bigger part of the industry by surprise. But what are the regulations and how will they change the entertainment industry’s operations going forward? Andrew Kaggwa and Isaac Ssejjombwe explore.

In 2011 Barkhad Abdi, a Somali immigrant and a non-actor had the world in his palms after portraying pirate Abduwale Muse in Paul Greengrass’s Captain Phillips. For a first time actor, starring alongside Tom Hanks would have been enough, but he had impressed and in a sentence, “I’m the captain now,” he won hearts and later, an Oscar nomination. Yet the line was an improvisation, he later revealed – that he was meant to say nothing but threw the line in and the cameras continued rolling. More

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