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The Right to Know officially tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

The Right to Know officially tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

This morning, the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe elected Senator Roberto Rampi as general rapporteur on the Report on “Freedom of Media, Public Trust and the People’s Right to Know“. The draft resolution, which will be redacted and examined within the Committee, will then be brought before the Strasbourg

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Peter Bone MP: “This is not how our parliamentary democracy works”

Peter Bone MP: “This is not how our parliamentary democracy works”

Speaking by remote in the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 May, Peter Bone, conservative MP for Wellingborough and Rushdensaid, criticized the Government saying that “this is not how our parliamentary democracy works.” After congratulating the Prime Minister on doing a good job in the face of adversities, Mr Bone quickly turned against the Government explaining why the message communicated

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COVID19 plot thickens: WHO exactly informed the WHO on December 31st?

COVID19 plot thickens: WHO exactly informed the WHO on December 31st?

While highly sceptic on Beijing’s official narrative and the WHO’s public applauding of the PCC’s handling of the crisis – as when its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commended China for “setting a new standard for outbreak control” and praised the country’s top leadership for its “openness to sharing information” with the WHO and other countries on January 28 after

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The civilised world?

The civilised world?

One of the most alarming, and indeed depressing sights of the last week was that of various unsavoury beefy men carrying automatic weapons and storming Michigan’s Capitol building in protest at the measures the governor has sensibly introduced to prevent the coronavirus spreading. Why were they carrying such weapons? As a European, I cannot understand the American mentality that is

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High time to adopt the Right to Know

High time to adopt the Right to Know

The events of the past months make it painstakingly clear how much the lack of a political and civil right to know has a direct and devastating impact on the life of citizens all around the world. From the secret plan of the Italian government in January – kept hidden from the public in order not to induce a panic,

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Hong Kong and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

Hong Kong and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

What follows is an article published in The Hill on 24 April by Jianli Yang, honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, and Aaron Rhodes, President of the Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe. On April 18, Beijing intensified its crackdown on the people of Hong Kong

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Comparing Sweden’s Covid19 testing with other countries in Europe

Comparing Sweden’s Covid19 testing with other countries in Europe

What follow is an intervention by the Honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, Sam Rainsy, interim president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the main Cambodian opposition party, published on April 23 in The Brussels Times. Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic has been unusual. To date the country has avoided confinement, with

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