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Ensuring press freedom in the member States

Marking World Press Freedom Day (3 May), Lord George Foulkes, General Rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists, has highlighted the fundamental role of journalists and the media in democratic societies. More

A plan for curbing the deliberate destruction or illegal trafficking of cultural heritage

The committee has spelled out a series of steps member States can take to stop the illegal trafficking or – worse – the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage objects, including in architecturally sensitive combat zones. More

Protecting editorial integrity and independence of the media

Several challenges to the editorial integrity and independence of the media are arising in the member States said the committee. The emergence of the Internet-based media has triggered a dramatic decline in revenues of traditional media. More

A monitoring procedure to promote the application of the Charter for Minority Languages in Europe

The Charter for Regional and Minority Languages plays a unique role in protecting and supporting these languages. The committee therefore regrets to note that, to date, only 25 of the 47 member states have ratified the Charter. More

Laws on the status of journalists in Europe need to be revised

Adopting the draft resolution unanimously based on the report by Elvira Drobinski-Weiss, the members of the Parliamentary Assembly ask European governments to fully assume their obligation to protect media professionals. More

Call for a major overhaul of sports governance structures and practices

The crisis of confidence in major sports governing bodies "seems nowhere near the end”, according to the Committee on Culture, meeting in Budapest today. The committee called for those responsible to be “brought to justice”. More