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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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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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Appeal for the recognition of the Right to Know

On the occasion of Martin Luther King’s birth date on January 15, 2021, a coalition of organizations committed to the formal recognition of the human and civil right to know launched the following Appeal during the webinar "Martin Luther King Day: from civil rights to the Right to Know”. The organizations are: Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational Transparty (NGO with General

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Experts outline Right to Know in Council of Europe hearing

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

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Council of Europe hearings on the Right to Know

Council of Europe hearings on the Right to Know

On 3 December, at around 2 pm, a hearing will be held at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the draft resolution on the Right to Know, of which Senator Roberto Rampi is the General Rapporteur. The hearing will take place online within a session of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of which

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Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker in support of the Right to Know

Statement by Norman Baker, former British Home Office Minister, in support of the Radical Party’s initiative for a project resolution on the Right to Know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Democracy is nothing without citizens who are educated and informed. And to be informed, citizens must have the Right To Know. Democracy cannot simply be

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No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

As Hong Kong’s free media is attacked, as social media channels are censored, as activists are arrested, we must revendicate our right to know what is going. If we want to counter not only the narrative but come up with adequate and timely countermeasures as well, we must start by halting the chinesization of our democracies and reinforce our resilience

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Press conference on the right to know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Press conference on the right to know tabled at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

After more than five years of activities conducted mainly in Europe, but with far-reaching implications in all corners of the world – in China, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Venezuela, the Middle East, plus the difficult situation of Poland and Hungary – the Radical Party, the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, The Syracuse International Institute and the

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