Culture, Science, Education and Media


PACE rapporteur: Egypt must respect media freedom

PACE media freedom rapporteur Gvozden Flego, speaking before a new verdict on two Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt, has called on the authorities to respect media freedom and ensure fair trials. More

Committee advocates freedom of religion “without impediment and without discrimination”

Rafael Huseynov (Azerbaijan, ALDE) The committee expressed its concern over the tensions and xenophobic attitudes aroused in Europe by the development of many churches and religious organisations and by certain religious practices. More

Action against large-scale cyber terrorism

Alarmed by the number and magnitude of criminal attacks perpetrated in cyberspace, the committee adopted a report on increasing co-operation against cyber terrorism and other large-scale attacks on computer systems. More

Media responsibility and ethics in a changing media environment

“Self-regulation by the media is a means of reducing influence by the State and other sectors of society over media content,” said Volodymyr Ariev when presenting his report on to the Committee. More

A twin strategy to tackle doping: warning athletes and cutting off the supply of drugs

Officials from the world of sport met in Paris to brief parliamentarians on the latest moves to crack down on doping and warn young athletes about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs. More

FIFA should hold new vote on 2022 World Cup, say PACE members

Michael Connarty (United Kingdom, SOC) The decision to assign the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was so “radically flawed” by illegal payments that FIFA should hold a new vote under cleaned-up procedures, according to a PACE committee. More