Policy, Research & Politics

Citizen-­oriented Cohesion Policy with a prominent place for culture

In reaction to the European Commission’s proposal for the future EU Cohesion policy, the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts advocates for a citizen-oriented approach of the Cohesion Policy supporting active citizenship and the involvement by communities and individuals.

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UN Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur examines the cultural rights approach to the universality of human rights, and the close interrelationship between universality and cultural diversity. She enumerates current threats to universality, calling for foundational renewal and vigorous defence of this principle.

United Nations

Israeli public radio apologises after playing Hitler's favourite composer Richard Wagner

Classical radio station Kol HaMusica on Friday broadcast Wagner’s Twilight of the gods" (Gotterdammerung) despite the country's boycott, prompting a number of complaints from listeners.

The Telegraph

Turkey fines major broadcaster for playing ‘homosexual’ P!nk music

The video features same-sex couples dancing, which angered conservatives in the Muslim country.

Daily Star

Clip raciste anti-Blanc du rappeur Nick Conrad

Il chante : "Je rentre dans des crèches, je tue des bébés blancs, attrapez-les vite et pendez leurs parents, écartelez-les pour passer le temps, divertir les enfants noirs de tout âge petits et grands."

Agora Vox

When the music's over

When Pearl Jam led 50,000 people in a chant of “Save the Showbox” in a Seattle stadium last month, the rockers confronted a question facing many cities: When do the cultural costs of a property boom become too high?


The Slow Silencing of Sexism at the Symphony

This season, works by women composers are being featured more frequently by many American orchestras. Mozart and Schubert, meet Mazzolli and Shaw.

Pacific Standard

Improving creators' royalty collections in Africa

CISAC Global Collections Report, to be issued later this year, is expected to show royalty collections for creators in Africa at more than €70 million, mostly for music.


European parliament gives thumbs up to controversial copyright reforms

Today’s plenary vote in the European parliament was on amended proposals that had been rejected by MEPs in a vote in July with parliamentarians arguing for a fuller debate and more balanced measures.

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