Raivo Palmaru

Minister of Culture, Estonian Centre Party



  • Estonian culture policy at a crossroads

    14 December 2005


    RiTo No. 12, 2005

    The Estonian government cannot be accused of lacking a cultural policy. The problem lies above all in the fact that the elitist-conservationist culture policy followed to date does not conform to the needs of a dynamically developing community, which is why the aim of cultural policy is changing.

  • The Media and Democracy

    19 December 2001


    RiTo No. 4, 2001

    Democracy is impossible without free press. This is what media theoreticians, political scientists and commentators tell us. But this consensus brings up new questions: what kind of free press does democracy need, and why does it need it?