Freedom of Musical Expression The situation in Belarus and the international political context

This session will look at the other side of the coin of “Music and Politics” – namely “Music and Censorship”. Belarus, Europe’s last dictatorship, lies in the middle of the continent but is often forgotten in public debate about music and freedom of expression. What is the situation for musicians in the country and how do they practice their art? A musician and an expert on Belarus will give some more insight into the Belarusian situation, whilst at the same time the international political context will also be examined and some direction for action provided.

Panel Discussion with Lavon Volski, Ingo Petz, Ole Reitov and Silja Fischer