South Africa has a new life line to boost its declining domestic tourism figures, the Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga, known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt, were recently declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
A UNESCO panel on Thursday added Lake Turkana, a conservation hotspot in Kenya and a candidate site for the birthplace of mankind, to the list of endangered World Heritage Sites.
Daniela Rea, a Mexican journalist known for her searing chronicles of the violence gripping her country, was awarded the first edition of the Breach-Valdez Prize in journalism and human rights on Thursday. Launched in March, the prize honors journalists who risk their lives to cover human rights abuses in Mexico, following in the footsteps of […]
Today, more than at any time in our recent past, the media is under attack. That was among the messages delivered at the United Nations official commemoration of World Press Freedom Day in New York under the theme: “Keeping Power in Check – media, justice and the rule of law.” The role of independent and […]
The Director of Freedom of Expression and Media Development at UNESCO says journalists focus on their unique value adds as they work to signal that no other communication service can fill the gap.