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IRIS 1995-1:14/37

Council of Europe: Consultation with Media Professionals on the Combat of Racism, Xenophobia, Antisemitism and Intolerance

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European Audiovisual Observatory

On 20 and 21 October 1994, the Council of Europe held a consultation with media professionals in the context of the implementation of its Plan of Action against racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance, adopted on 9 October 1993 at the Vienna Summit meeting of the Heads of State and Government of its Member States.

The objective was to associate the media in the mobilisation of the public in favour of a tolerant society. The participating media professionals from both the public and private sectors offered many concrete proposals for action and co-ordination. These proposals are now being considered by the Council of Europe with a view to identifying those which might feasibly be implemented.

A list of initiatives and proposals prepared by the Directorate of Human Rights is available through the Observatory in English and French.

Consultation with media professionals on possible initiatives to be launched by the Council of Europe to combat racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance. Summary of initiatives and action proposals mentioned.