HANDS OFF CULTURE & MEDIA IN HUNGARY
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Artistic freedom and freedom of the press are under threat in Hungary.
If one theatre director can be dismissed for political reasons, anybody can be dismissed for anything: for being liberal or conservative, for having blue or brown eyes, for being Catholic, Jewish, Roma or homosexual.
Art is a profession and evaluation of art is also a profession. Art should be evaluated by professionals, not politicians. If politicians can decide what is good or bad, what is contemporary art and what is not, what is moral and immoral, political control over the freedom of expression will break loose. We had enough of that in the 20th century.
If a politically biased committee other than the court can have legal control over the content of media, freedom of the press will be curbed.
We cannot accept political control in art and media. Please click here to sign the petition.