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Report on the Right to Know to be adopted in May

Report on the Right to Know to be adopted in May

3 May is World Press Freedom Day and as UNESCO puts it, “3 May acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. Just as importantly, World Press Freedom Day is a day of support

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April 2021

April 2021

Dear friend, Here’s our monthly recap for you. Let’s start with a date: 12th of April. That’s the day when the Committee on Culture, Education, Science and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held the first reading of the draft resolution entitled “Media freedom, public trust and the right to knowledge” introduced by Sen. Roberto Rampi. An important step

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Hearing on the Right to Know at the Council of Europe

Hearing on the Right to Know at the Council of Europe

The agenda of the meeting to be held by videoconference, on Monday, 12 April 2021, from 9.30 am to 12 pm of the Committee on Culture, Education, Science and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe provides for the first reading of the draft resolution entitled “Media freedom, public trust and the right to knowledge” introduced by

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Uyghur genocide motion tabled in the Italian Foreign Affairs Committee

Uyghur genocide motion tabled in the Italian Foreign Affairs Committee

Following the sanctions imposed on ten European individuals and four European entities, including a Parliamentary Institution, a number of Italian MPs announced their unwavering support to their colleagues and vowed not to give in to the silencing efforts from the Chinese Communist Party regarding its mass violations of human rights in the People’s Republic of China, and in particular in

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Without Public Debate Democracy Crumbles

Without Public Debate Democracy Crumbles

It sometimes feels as though our democracy is broken, and I wonder if it is our own fault. We have the right to know what our government does on our behalf, but we have become an apathetic citizenry, apparently not caring enough to speak up when we don’t like how politicians run the government or spend our tax dollars. When

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IPAC STATEMENT ON THE SANCTIONING OF IPAC EU PARLIAMENTARIANS AND ADVISORS

IPAC STATEMENT ON THE SANCTIONING OF IPAC EU PARLIAMENTARIANS AND ADVISORS

We publish a statement by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) on the sanctions announced by the People’s Republic of China against several European individuals and entities. Today the Chinese government has announced sanctions on ten EU individuals and four entities in retaliation for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for gross human rights abuses. Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on

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Outcome Roundtable “Recalibrating Multilateralism – Countering the Threat within”

Outcome Roundtable “Recalibrating Multilateralism – Countering the Threat within”

On February 25th, 2021, the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” in cooperation with the Taipei Representative Office in Italy, hosted an impressive panel of politicians and activists on the front-line in developing global awareness and effective counter-measures to dealing with the authoritarian threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party to human rights and the rule of

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Report of the hearing on the Right to Know

Report of the hearing on the Right to Know

The report and minutes of the hearing held online on 3 December 2020 at the Commission on culture, science, education and media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is now available in English and French on the PACE website. Members of the Committee listened to Sen. Roberto Rampi, General Rapporteur on the project resolution; Ms Helen

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Roundtable: Recalibrating Multilateralism – Countering the Threat within

Roundtable: Recalibrating Multilateralism – Countering the Threat within

Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” in cooperation with Taipei Representative Office in Italy Roundtable Conference Recalibrating MultilateralISM Countering the Threat within Thursday, February 25, 2PM – 4PM CET Live on Radio Radicale Xi Jinping’s latest speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos once again highlighted the CCP’s ambition to increasingly shape the global order. Yet,

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