Algerian musician Rachid Taha has criticised what he believes is "censorship" on Western radio.
Taha, who lives in France, said Western radio stations were more restrictive in what they played than their counterparts in the Middle East.
In particular, he said they refused to air political songs.
"You hear no political songs on the radio in Europe - just Britney Spears and that sort of thing," he told the BBC World Service's The Music Biz show.
"Censorship is actually stronger in the West," he said. "Western leaders lead us to believe we are free to express our views - when actually we're not.