Censorship. Federal subsidy for Public Netbase t0 slashed
by 50 %.
Following a delay of several months and a painstaking
auditing procedure, a drastic reduction the public subsidy
of Public Netbase t0 for the years 2000 and 2001 was
announced in early March. This act of structural censorshop
once again betrayed the government's intention to eliminate
State Secretary Franz Morak's justification, according
to which the media art advisory board's assessment of
Public Netbase /t0's work was rather poor, proved to
be totally unfounded.
Contrary to the distorting messages from the State
Secretariat for Art, all of the statements released
by the Advisory Board for Art and the Media express
a positive evaluation of the artistic importance of