Special Rapporteur on Disinformation and Propaganda

SantoliniLUCA SANTOLINI (SAN MARINO) 

OSCE PA President George Tsereteli (Georgia) appointed Luca Santolini (San Marino) as Special Rapporteur on Disinformation and Propaganda in July 2019.

Luca Santolini graduated at the University of Bologna in International Relation and gained a Master Degree in Publishing, Media and Journalism at the University of Urbino. In the past, he worked as a journalist and in the e-commerce sector and is now in charge of communication in his political movement.

Luca Santolini has been a Member of Parliament since 2012 and, since 2016, he is also Head of the Sammarinese Delegation to the OSCE PA, member of the San Marino 2 nd Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Emigration and Immigration, Security and Public Order, Information and both San Marino Committee on Justice and Plenary Judicial Council. In the semester 1 October 2018 – 1 April 2019 he was elected Captain Regent (Head of State) of the Republic of San Marino.

He is a strong supporter of San Marino’s active engagement in multilateral fora on the topic of fighting disinformation and fake news and has also been active in the PA's Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment on climate change issues.

MANDATE

  • Represent the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly at relevant international conferences;
  • Promote partnerships with the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media as well as the OSCE Chairmanship, other OSCE executive structures and with relevant international stakeholders on issues related to the promotion of media literacy and resilience to misinformation;
  • Inform the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly of steps taken to counteract disinformation including related to strengthening national legislation to promote high-quality journalism, developing norms and standards that apply equally to both traditional and digital platforms, and encouraging accurate and diverse media content, while ensuring compliance with international legal guarantees of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of the media;
  • Consider relevant developments in the OSCE region and advise the President on any further steps to be taken following our next Annual Session (July 2020).

 

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