5th Congress of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity

The International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD) met in Montreal for its fifth international congress on October 26 and 27, 2018. Founded on 19 September 2007 in Seville, Spain, the IFCCD is the voice of cultural professionals around the world. Its…

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A look back at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the CDCE

Photo © Camille Gladu-Drouin On October 25, 2018, the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions celebrated its 20th anniversary in Montreal. Its members were present as well as the many personalities who contributed to its development. Organized in two parts, a…

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Ethical Principles for the Development of Artificial Intelligence Based on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

The CDCE presents a first reflection on artificial intelligence (AI) so that discussions on its development and applications better integrate cultural issues in general, and those of the diversity of cultural expressions in particular. On September 25, 2018, CDCE representatives…

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Law Review: Issues and Perspectives for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Solange Drouin and Bill Skolnik, Co-Chairs of the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, on behalf of the 30 member organizations On October 25, our Coalition will celebrates its twentieth anniversary. Coincidentally, it is October 25, precisely, that we will meet…

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The Cultural Exemption Maintained in the Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada

The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Chrystia Freeland, the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and the former Minister Mélanie Joly, for maintaining the cultural exemption in the new…

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Contemporary and Future Challenges for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Data Access, Artificial Intelligence and International Perspectives

October 25th, 1:30pm to 8 pm, Gallery Gora, 279 Sherbrooke West, suite 205, Montreal, Qc. The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. We are pleased to invite the many people who have accompanied the CDCE in its…

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The Cultural Exemption and the Renegotiation of NAFTA

In the context of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions is urging that the global cultural exemption clause be maintained. To date, the Canadian government has made a commitment to preserve…

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Renegotiating NAFTA – Maintaining the cultural exemption or giving up our cultural sovereignty

As Canada embarks on what appears to be a fundamental landmark in the renegotiation of NAFTA, the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions wishes to reiterate the need to maintain cultural exemption in this important trade agreement. The cultural exemption, already…

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CRTC report on the Future of Programming Distribution in Canada and review of broadcasting, telecommunications and radiocommunication legislation

>>>>> What are the prospects for resolving the crisis shaking creators, artists and producers of cultural content in Canada? Report on the events held by the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions On June 5 and 6, 2018, the Coalition for the…

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Harnessing Change: The Future of Programming Distribution in Canada

In October 2017, the CRTC launched a consultation on the distribution and programming models of the future. In June 2018, the CDEC organized the event "What Future for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Online?" to allow the public to get acquainted with the CRTC's report, to…

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For a Diversified Networked Culture : Bringing the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the digital age

The digital age, and especially Internet, fundamentally transforms thedomain of creation and all its dimensions, artistic, social and economic. These transformations are accompanied by opportunities and risks for the diversity of cultural expressions, whether we consider the…

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Proceedings of the international symposium on the measurement of digital cultural products

The International Symposium on the Measurement of Digital Cultural Products, jointly sponsored by the Observatoire de la culture et des communications (OCCQ) at the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) and the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), in collaboration with the…

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Constantly monitoring the news relating to cultural policies, the Coalition positions itself at the forefront of cultural diversity issues and its stakeholders. The scope of its activities follows the broad and cross-cutting nature of the 2005 Convention and implementation priorities in the digital era.

Building on its strong partnership with academics and its close relationships with cultural practioners and funding agencies, as well as its collaboration with policy makers, the Coalition contributes to generating knowledge that informs debates in the cultural sector.