Artistic freedom – a human right with many obstacles

September 15, 2017
14:00  -  14.50

States as well as UN bodies increasingly recognize freedom of artistic expression as a fundamental human right. However, global statistics show a disturbing number of violations on artistic freedom in many countries – including Europe.

How is artistic freedom defined, how can you monitor violations, which are the conflicts behind persecution of artists and are those rights without limitations?

Marie Korpe and Ole Reitov co-founded Freemuse – the world’s leading organisation defending artistic freedom. Marie and Ole will discuss how personal, political, religious, and social attitudes impact on ideas on limitations of freedom of artistic expression and how most censorship cases and persecutions of artists reflect conflicts within societies.


Session Category :  Panel Discussions