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Social media companies must do more to stop unlawful material and counter disinformation

Social media companies must “rethink” their policies to stop the dissemination of unlawful material and to counter disinformation, according to a report by the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media. More

Rapporteur calls on Russian authorities to drop charges against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva

Lord George Foulkes, PACE General Rapporteur on media freedom, has expressed concern over police actions against the Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, detained over her comments on a suicide bombing. More

The role of culture and heritage in supporting the local and regional economy

Culture and heritage have a useful role to play in regions and localities by supporting their economies and by improving cooperation with their communities, the Committee on Culture said. More

Preserving intangible cultural heritage against uniform lifestyles

The Committee on culture considers that intangible cultural heritage (ICH), which includes traditions or living expressions inherited from the past, must be safeguarded in Europe. More

Public service media can counteract information disorder

In the new media environment, where the dissemination of disinformation, propaganda or hate speech is growing, public service media are by definition well placed to counteract the phenomenon of information disorder. More

The Museum of Communication (Bern, Switzerland) wins 2019 Museum Prize

The 2019 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to the Museum of Communication (Bern, Switzerland). The museum was selected by the Culture Committee of the PACE at a meeting in Paris today. More