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An open letter to President Barack Obama on the Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

The Cineuropa website refers to an open letter penned by Henri Benkoski, a Belgian cultural diversity expert, that recently appeared in Belgian daily Le Soir. In the letter addressed to the American president, Henri Benkoski—who is writing as an individual—invites Barack Obama to ratify the Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and to name a minister for culture.

The website remarks that “This year will indeed be crucial for the concrete implementation of the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity, which will enable signatory states to manage specific policies to defend their culture and set up the new specific regime for cultural goods in the global commercial system.”

To find out more, visit Cineuropa.org.

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