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Culture Action Europe, in the framework of the we are more act for culture in Europe campaign welcomes the European Commissions proposal for Creative Europe but calls for an improved recognition of the social dimension of arts and culture and the importance of risk taking and experimentation.
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Agenda 21 for Culture hasdrafted the document Lobbying for Culture as the 4th Pillar of Sustainable Development in the Process of the Rio+20 Summit, offering ideas to be considered by cultural activists, networks and stakeholders preparing a submission to the Secretariat of the Rio+20 Conference in order to influence the initial documents for the negotiations.
IFACCA and the Australia Council have announced a further 11 speakers and moderators for the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaon have outlined their commitment to prioritising development opportunities for professional artists following a report which found that the average artist earns just 7,500 per year in Northern Ireland and 14,500 in the Republic of Ireland.
The UN has declared the Internet a human right. A recent report titled "Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression" declares that Internet access falls under freedom of expression.