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

PACE President pays tribute to Ludmilla Alexeeva

Liliane Maury Pasquier, today paid tribute to Ludmilla Alexeeva, a long-time Russian human rights defender and winner of the 2015 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize Václav Havel, who died in Moscow today. More

PACE President reflects on 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On 10 December 1948, the 58 member states that constituted the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It has notably inspired the European Convention on Human Rights. More

On Anti-corruption Day, President underlines role of parliamentarians in stamping out corruption

Liliane Maury Pasquier urges parliamentarians and the authorities of all Council of Europe member States “to redouble their efforts to stamp out this world scourge” in a statement to mark International Anti-Corruption Day. 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

Call for a digital society based on fundamental rights

The Committee on Culture today called for a critical reflection on internet governance and underlined that this issue “must be a core aspect of public policy, both at national level and in regional and global multilateral relations”.  More

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