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Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave Trade and Slavery, Guadeloupe, wins 2017 Museum Prize

The 2017 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to Mémorial ACTe (MACTe), Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave Trade and Slavery, Guadeloupe (France). More

‘UN - Council of Europe: there is a wealth of synergy to be developed’

Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) Speaking at the end of his visit to New York, Pedro Agramunt assured the UN SG-elect, Antonio Guterres, of the Council of Europe’s and the Assembly’s support in the implementation of the ambitious UN global agenda. More

PACE rapporteur Tineke Strik warns against resuming Dublin transfers to Greece

PACE rapporteur Tineke Strik today responded to the European Commission’s recommendation that in three months from now, European countries should resume transferring asylum seekers to Greece under the Dublin regulation. More

PACE to observe the early parliamentary elections in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

A PACE delegation led by Stefan Schennach will be in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” from 9 to 12 December to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary elections More

Concern about the situation of the media and journalists in many European countries

Volodymyr Ariev, Ukraine PPE/CD The committee today highlighted the large number of cases of threats and attacks against journalists and media outlets reported to the Council of Europe through the Platform it set up in 2015 to promote the protection of journalism. More

Investigative journalism and whistleblowing are weapons against corruption

Gülsün Bilgehan, (Turkey, SOC) Investigative journalism is a “public asset” and a “key weapon in tackling corruption”, said the Committee on Culture in a draft resolution adopted unanimously, on the basis of a report by Gülsün Bilgehan. More

Internet users, journalists and online media: standards needed

Gambaro Adele (Italy, ALDE) The committee has called on parliaments to discuss online media and journalism and to promulgate general standards for the protection of fundamental freedoms and rights of Internet users, journalists and online media. More

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