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Ex-FIFA ethics chiefs call for ‘total independence’ of bodies overseeing the association

Two leading officials formerly responsible for ethics at football’s governing body FIFA have made a strong appeal for its supervisory bodies to be “totally independent” of the organisation’s executive. More

Rapporteur welcomes release of the Director of Turan agency Mehman Aliyev

Volodymyr Ariev, General Rapporteur on Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists, welcomed the release from custody and transfer to house arrest of the Director of Turan agency (Azerbaijan) Mehman Aliyev. More

Rapporteur calls for release of the Director of Turan agency Mehman Aliyev

Volodymyr Ariev, PACE General Rapporteur on Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists, today expressed concern regarding the detention of the Director of the Turan agency (Azerbaijan), Mehman Aliyev. More

PACE committee calls for ‘integrity studies’ in schools and universities to fight corruption

With the right support, young people can bring “a new culture of integrity” to all levels of society, Parliamentary Assembly's Culture Committee has said, approving a draft report by Eleonora Cimbro. More

Rapporteur calls for release of Azerbaijani journalist Afqan Mukhtarli

Volodymyr Ariev, PACE General Rapporteur on Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists, has expressed concern at the fate of journalist Afqan Mukhtarli, who was reported missing in Tbilisi on 29 May. More

After drugs and weapons, trafficking in art is the most lucrative source of funding for illegal activities

Illegal trafficking has been closely linked with terrorism and organised crime. After drugs and weapons, cultural property is the third most lucrative source of funding for illegal activities, John Bold, UK heritage expert said. More