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Freedom of expression and the government expenditure on culture in Israel

Freedom of expression and the government expenditure on culture in Israel
Special round-table discussion of the Israel Democracy Institute at the Sderot Conference for Society

Why is public funding necessary for cultural and artistic activities?
What are the processes and institutions through which the government must decide on the allocation of funding?
Is there any justification for financing controversial cultural and artistic activities?

Among the speakers:
Mr. Yigal Amadi, Chairman of the Israeli Council for Culture, Ministry of Culture
Ms. Dolin Melnik, Cultural Director, Mifal HaPayis
Mr. Amitai Yaish, actor, director of the Bat Yam Theater Festival and member of the Mifal HaPayis Cultural Council
Adv. Dan Yakir, Legal Advisor to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel
Mr. Noam Semel, former Director of the Cameri Theater
Mr. Katri Schori, Director of the Israel Film Fund
Ms. Maysaloun Hamoud, a filmmaker, director of "In Between"
Ms. Heli Tabibi, Director of Hillel and cultural entrepreneur
Mr. Eliaz Cohen, poet, entrepreneur and editor of "Mashiv Haruach"
Dr. Diti Ronen, poet, cultural policy researcher, Chairman of the Ruth Kanner Theatre, former Director of Theater and Literature at the Ministry of Culture and Sport
Prof. Oded Zehavi, Composer, Department of Music, University of Haifa
Prof. Hanoch Dagan, Senior Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute
Adv. Edna Harel, a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute and former legal adviser to the Ministry of Culture
Moderator: Ms. Tamar Almog, Commentator on Legal Affairs, KAN Public Broadcasting Corporation


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 12:00-14:00
Sapir College, Library