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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

Football, a mirror of society, needs good governance

“Football is a common good, and since it belongs to everybody it is our responsibility to have a better representation of all stakeholders in the decision-making process,” Anne Brasseur said at the opening of a hearing in Paris. More

For a pluralist and independent press

The PACE's Committee on Culture has called for stronger commitment from governments to guaranteeing journalists’ security and freedom and upholding media pluralism and independence. More

Rapporteur calls for the release of detained Belarusian and Russian journalists

Volodymyr Ariev today strongly condemned the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators in Belarus and throughout Russia and called on the authorities of both countries to immediate release the journalists detained. More