Posted on 23 February 2009
A message from Manick Govinda who is spearheading the campaign against the restrictions:
"The civil liberties group, The Manifesto Club along with myself [Manick Govinda] and other arts groups are working hard to get the message across that these parochial and suspicious regulations need to be reconsidered, and re-affirm the vital contribution made by global artists and scholars to UK cultural and intellectual life. As signatories who launched the petition, you can do 3 things:
*Encourage others to sign the petition
*Gather more testimonies, news stories and case studies
*Put pressure politically on the Home Office and lobby the DCMS to do so "