Experts outline Right to Know in Council of Europe hearing

An online hearing on the Right to Know took place on Thursday 3 December at the Culture, Science, Education and Media Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Experts including the director of Access Info Europe Helen Darbishire and members of our Scientific Council Ezechia Paolo Reale, Claudio Radaelli and Laura Harth. Two hours in which our experts illustrated the report on which the draft resolution entitled “Freedom of the media, public trust and citizens’ right to know” will be based and in which they highlighted four main points, notably: difference with access to information rights; parliamentary debates, public and private media and their monitoring mechanisms; social media and use of algorithm and artificial intelligence in decision-making process. The hearing took place during a session of the Culture Commission open by the General Rapporteur on the Right to Know Sen. Roberto Rampi. The President of the Commission Olivier Becht MP, Koloman Brenner MP, Tadeja Sustar MP, Alvise Maniero MP and Lord Foulkes took the floor.

Matteo Angioli
Secretary General of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”

Watch the video of the hearing on the Radio Radicale website

Read the statements by Ezechia Paolo Reale, Claudio Radaelli e Laura Harth.

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