Rappler's latest stories on UNESCO
The body-stretching, sharp-elbowed art of Thai massage is now part of UNESCO's prestigious heritage list
The Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists is launched on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre
(UPDATED) Cities included in the network are those that 'make culture the pillar, not an accessory, of their strategy'
Lila Ramos-Shahani will also no longer serve as Department of Foreign Affairs assistant secretary
The education system has reinforced the narrow definition of success in terms of proficiency in two dominant languages: English and Filipino
The Guggenheim Museum in New York is among the creations of the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright which were selected as UNESCO World Heritage sites
There are some 11,774 burial mounds, says UNESCO, while another 15 sites include 17 royal mounds built as two-story towers
Shaped by volcanoes and surrounded by lava fields, the park is also home to the largest glacier in Europe, after which it is named
After the successful vote, Iraq's delegation clasps hands and invites all delegates 'to visit Babylon, the cradle of civilization'
UNESCO notes the high-quality work of Church and Palestinian officials in restoring 'roof, exterior facades, mosaics and doors'
Google users can see an illustration of the Puerto Princesa Underground River by artist David Lu on the search engine's homepage
(UPDATED) Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List since 2015. Local officials say its potential inscription will add 'another layer of protection' to the area.
The new handbook for journalists says climate change coverage at the local level 'can save lives, formulate plans, change policy and empower people to make informed choices'
The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been behind bars since December 2017, detained on claims of violating state secrets
Singapore nominates its popular 'hawker culture' for UN recognition to 'safeguard' its local street food culture
The photographer, widely known as Shawkan, faces 5 years of strict supervision and will be required to spend every night sleeping at his local police station, but he vows to resume his work
'Reggae music's 'contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual,' the organization says
An international team of scientists finds that predatory raptor birds are 4 times rarer in areas of plateau where wind turbines are present
Media from around the world take part in a global campaign calling for the end of impunity against journalist
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
The handbook gives journalism educators, trainers, and students a framework to help navigate the issues associated with ‘fake news’
On the 109th Baguio day, the indie film icon calls for more support for the city's art and artists
'When you talk about hawkers, Singapore is not the only one to have hawker culture,' says Malaysian chef Redzuawan Ismail
Achieving Unesco status is an internationally competitive process. Nations want this recognition because they can promote a place or practice as a unique cultural tourism attraction.
Journalists need to ramp up their coverage of disinformation actors, even outside of election periods. They can partner with others, including communities, in combating pollution of the information environment.
An association wants to raise awareness both in France and abroad of 'the role that bistros and cafe terraces play in bringing people and cultures together, and their role as intellectual and artistic melting pots'
Dr Charissa Marcaida Ferrera hopes that with her fellowship, she could inspire young girls to pursue a career in science
The achievements of notable Filipina scientists are proof that women scientists thrive in the Philippines
This year's celebration of the global event comes amid continuing attacks against the Philippine press, says Human Rights Watch
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Philippine media groups ABS-CBN News, the CMFR, the NUJP, the PCIJ, Rappler, and the SunStar group launch an animated video that encourages people to read more, listen more, and consume news from diverse sources.
This worldwide campaign aims to bring together media groups from different countries and regions to support free and independent media
As we prepare to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we try to take stock not only of our freedom to tell stories and speak truth to power, but also of our new world that we assume appreciates such freedom
Rappler joins in the celebration of the 2018 World Press Freedom Day happening on May 2-3, 2018 with the theme, ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’
In a UNESCO campaign for World Press Freedom Day, renowned journalists talk about the importance of press freedom in a democracy
'It’s a dream come true for all of us here,' says Park Superintendent Elizabeth Maclang of the power plant which is expected to be operational by 2019
'The choice of Mahmoud Abu Zeid pays tribute to his courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression,' says Maria Ressa, president of the independent international jury of media professionals on the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
The Philippine city is represented by 3 mountain ranges and the Philippine flag
'The baguette is envied around the world. We must preserve its excellence and our expertise, and it is for this reason that it should be heritage-listed,' says President Emmanuel Macron
The art of the 'pizzaiuolo' joins UNESCO's list of 'intangible heritage,' securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures
Naples' candidacy for pizza twirling has created a buzz in the southern Italian city where the art has been handed down for generations
A communications expert for more than two decades, UP mass communication dean Elena Pernia will serve as UNESCO member for 3 years
Watch the livestream of this debate seminar in Copenhagen about journalism, democracy, and human rights
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Baguio, cited for crafts and folk art, is the first Philippine city to join the exclusive club
Dr Jacquiline Romero, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia, is recognized as an Australian Fellow of the prestigious L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship for her work on quantum alphabets
Over the past several years, Lake Baikal, a major international tourist attraction, is being crippled by a series of detrimental phenomena, some of which remain a mystery to scientists
(UPDATED) 'This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO,' US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says in a statement