August 21, 2019
CDCE Launches Save Our Culture National Campaign
Our culture is under a high-speed threat. As a member of the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE), the DGC invites our members to share and participate in their Save Our Culture online campaign, launched on August 20, 2019.
Online platforms offer a wide choice of musical, audiovisual and literary content. But can we really choose to see, listen, read our artists and creators on these platforms? Are our national, regional and local productions sufficiently present online? Are they sufficiently supported and promoted in the digital environment?
The answer is no. Because our cultural policies do not apply to the Web. Online platforms do not have to comply with the same rules as our retailers, broadcasters and cable operators. They are not required to promote and finance local cultural content.
Our culture must be adequately and equitably funded by all actors who benefit from it. Our culture must be visible online.
Let’s mobilize. Let’s ask the federal political parties to apply our policies to the web.
Use #SaveOurCulture on socials and visit saveourculture.ca for more information.