No. 12




Culture and culture policy

14 December 2005


RiTo No. 12, 2005

  • Signe Kivi

    Signe Kivi

    rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts

As of the commissioning of this article, there was a sneaking movement afoot on the home cultural front to bring back commercials to state television and radio.

Perhaps it was a clever ploy to mobilize politicians to increase broadcasting support by leaps and bounds—after all, a rise is necessary. Still, it seems that the talk of bringing back commercial content stemmed on this occasion from other interests. These interests would be a strong cultural policy, which I certainly do not support. I value a cultural policy where the creative individual can act freely and is not distracted by rapid changes in direction, a policy that takes him or her into consideration but does not interfere.

Full article in Estonian