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French press review 15 May 2015

As ancient heritage sites, to say nothing of huge human populations, are threathened by the Islamic State armed group (IS) in Iraq and Syria, several French papers look at the implications of the ...
A Shia-Muslim fighter in the town of Hamrin in Iraq's Salahuddin province
06/03/2015 - Unesco - Iraq

Unesco condemns Nimrud destruction

The Islamic State (IS) armed group’s destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud is a war crime, the head of the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco, said at its Paris headquarters on ...
A long-lost Egyptian queen
21/02/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

A long-lost Egyptian queen

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the recently discovered tomb in Abu-sir, Egypt.
UNESCO's World Radio Day invites young Syrian radio journalists
14/02/2015 - On-the-spot France

UNESCO's World Radio Day invites young Syrian radio journalists

Where would we be without radio? It's a cheap and accessible way of getting information out to people, even in the most remote of communities.
Man reading a manuscript on the roof of Djingareyber mosque.
06/01/2015 - Mali

Rare manuscripts enlighten Timbuktu, now Brussels

In 2012 Tuareg and Islamic separatists took over northern Mali, imposing draconian-style Islam on an already devout people. The invaders destroyed crucial works of Malian heritage including the tombs of Muslim saints listed with Unesco, the UN cultural protection agency.

How do you say that ?!?
15/11/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

How do you say that ?!?

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the 10 hardest languages to learn.
November 2 marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
02/11/2014 - Analysis: Media

Crimes against journalists must stop: a day to end impunity

Calls are growing for the media to dig deeper into the reporting of crimes against journalists, and to investigate the aftermath.
A painting of horses from the Grotte Chauvet
22/06/2014 - France - Unesco

French cave with world’s oldest paintings placed on Unesco World Heritage list

A French cave containing the oldest known paintings in the world has been declared a World Heritage Site but the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco.
The Promenade des Anglais in Nice
22/04/2014 - France

Nice seafront pushes for World Heritage status

Nice’s celebrated seaside boulevard lined with palm trees and glitzy turn-of-the-century hotels could become the latest French landmark to join Unesco’s World Heritage list.

François Hollande and Xi Jinping, Elysée Palace, 26 march 2014.
27/03/2014 - France - China

Contracts signed, China's Xi Jinping due for lavish Versailles dinner

On the last day of his visit to France, Chinese leader Xi Jinping heads to the Palace of Versailles for a concert and a lavish dinner as the visit ends on a more cultural note after the commercial ...