The Director of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) reflects upon similarities between jazz and press freedom
This message from Lutz Kinkel, Director of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) was sent to Ossigeno per l’Informazione on the occasion of the Concert for Press Freedom that was held in Rome on 21 June 2018 at the House of Jazz in Roma as part of the European Musica Day, to be read during the event.
Jazz means diversity. A diversity of voices, instruments, melodies, sometimes harmonic, sometimes not. If there is a musical equivalent of press and media freedom, it definitely is jazz. So it is not surprising that autocrats do not understand both of them. Enjoy this concert, democrats.