Wednesday, October 20, 2004

India has Reservations about Convention Draft

The Indian Minister for Culture and Information and Broadcasting, S Jaipal Reddy, expressed serious reservations over the draft Convention. "While India appreciates and supports a Convention on Cultural Diversity, the present draft requires a great deal of correction," Reddy said in a statement at the 7th Annual Ministerial Meeting of the International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP).

To begin with, the title of the Convention is suggested not as a Convention on Cultural Diversity, but a Convention on Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions. "I do not know whether this new title conveys the original idea of protecting cultural diversity," Reddy said.
Source: India News, Shanghai, Oct 16: