Creative Unions Offered Two Seats on Cultural Media Board ({{commentsTotal}})

Source: Courtesy of the Ministry of Culture

Culture Minister Rein Lang, who is set to resign in the next week, has called on creative unions to name two representatives who will join the board of an state umbrella organization tasked with overseeing a number of culture periodicals, including Sirp.

Lang said that creative unions should be better represented on the five-member board, which currently consists of one MP, three ministry officials and one prominent literary translator.

Besides Sirp, the board is also responsible for Diplomaatia, Looming and Akadeemia magazines.

Lang said on ETV last week that he will resign, despite surviving a vote of no confidence, after playing a role in coordinating a leadership change at Sirp. He defended the appointment of writer Kaur Kender to edit the weekly, but said that he, Lang, is not in a position to get anything more done as minister.

In the most recent development, Kender himself said he would resign after just one week at Sirp.