Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online: extracts from the joint press briefing by Cecilia Malmström and Eric Holder
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 05/12/2012 First transmission: 05/12/2012
On 5 December 2012, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, together Eric Holder, US Attorney General, launched a Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online, with participation of Ministers and other high-level officials from 45 countries. This initiative aims to unite efforts around the world to more effectively combat online sexual crimes against children. The 45 participating countries will make political commitments to pursue a number of key policy targets and goals, notably: enhancing efforts to identify victims and ensuring that they receive the necessary assistance, support and protection; enhancing efforts to investigate cases of child sexual abuse online and to identify and prosecute offenders; increasing children's awareness of online risks; reducing the availability of child pornography online and the re-victimization of children.
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||Exterior views of the Charlemagne building (2 shots)
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||Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, talking with people (shots)
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||Soundbite by Cecilia Malmström (in ENGLISH): As you know, we are here today to announce the launch of the Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online. And we do that because we know that we need to do more to fight this horrible crime. Child sexual abuse material circulates easily across jurisdictions, across borders by different channels on the Internet. Global efforts to reduce the circulation are still insufficient. Only a fraction of the material is taking down and frequently it reappears again. And once a picture has been posted, a child abuse image can remain there forever. And every time someone is watching for it, that child is being abused again and again and again.
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||Exterior view of the Berlaymont building
||Joint arrival of Cecilia Malmström and Eric Holder, US Attorney General, at the press briefing
||Soundbite by Cecilia Malmström (in ENGLISH): This is why we are here today, to say loud and clear that we are serious about combating this. We are here because we want all these criminals to know that 48 countries today are joining their forces all around the world to chase them. We want to be here because we want the victims to know that they are not alone, that they are not forgotten. We pledge to work together to identify more children to save them and to protect them. And we know that no country can do this alone. As the criminal networks behind these crimes know no boundaries and exploit the lack of information exchange and the legal loopholes that exists between and within the countries.
||Soundbite by Eric Holder (in ENGLISH): The leadership would be absolutely critical to the success of our new Alliance and I look forward to hearing the session of this afternoon and discussing the ways in which we can increase cooperation and collaboration across international borders. Building a more shared information, sharing infrastructures, boost the existing ones to reinforce their capacities and expending upon the existing record of success that together we are already established.
||Departure of Cecilia Malmström and Eric Holder
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||Cecilia Malmström and Paola, Queen of the Belgians