How the Art World Can Fight a ‘Culture of Censorship’ (Freize)
02 Jul 2019

Do arts organizations and artists in the UK need support to deal with issues of censorship? A new initiative from the London-based nonprofit Index on Censorship, which ‘campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide’, suggests just that. The recently launched Arts Censorship Support Service is, says Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg, responding to a climate of polarized political views and trial by social media, concerns about the UK government’s anti-extremism Prevent strategy, and worries over the Online Harms White Paper with its catch-all approach to online safety. ‘It’s about a culture of censorship and about giving confidence. So the message I want to give is for artists and organizations to feel confident, to feel supported.’ Read in full.

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