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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

General Rapporteur calls for the conviction of Crimean journalist Mykola Semena to be annulled

Volodymyr Ariev, General Rapporteur on Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists, has expressed grave concern at the conviction by a court in occupied Crimea of the Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena. More

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