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Experts and locals scrambling to document Syria’s heritage

Experts and locals scrambling to document Syria’s heritage

Sep 23, – The rush is on to find creative and often high-tech ways to protect Syria’s millennia-long cultural heritage in the face of the threat that much of it could be erased by the country’s war, now in its fifth year. Giving the drive new urgency, experts are desperate to stay a step ahead […]

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UNESCO: Six ancient Syrian World Heritage sites ‘endangered’

UNESCO: Six ancient Syrian World Heritage sites ‘endangered’

Six ancient sites in Syria were on Thursday added to the list of endangered World Heritage, UNESCO said, including the city of Aleppo which has suffered considerable damage since a revolt started in March 2011. The other sites are the ancient cities of Damascus and Bosra, the oasis of Palmyra, the castles of Crac des […]

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World Press Freedom Day 2013

World Press Freedom Day 2013

May 3, Because of the crucial role that journalists play, they are frequent targets of violence. According to UNESCO, more than 600 journalists have been killed over the past decade. In addition, journalists in some regions are surveilled and intimidated, or subjected to cyberattacks. A number of Asian nations are particularly deadly for journalists. Mali, […]

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