Perspectives on freedom of expression in the Euro-Med today
Freedom of expression in the arts is only possible if the sector is wiling and able to take risks, experiment, trigger controversial reactions and be open to different opinions. The changing social and political situation hardly provides these conditions and most of us have come across, at least once, a real difficulty relating to artistic freedom within our communities. Speakers from different backgrounds will each share their own experience with freedom of expression and attempt to answer some of these questions: How do we articulate freedom of expression without self-censoring? How do we promote the artist’s liberty without manipulating the public? How do we defend without inciting hate and discrimination?