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Artificial Intelligence: a danger to mankind, or the key to a better world?

Siri, Alexa and Cortana are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (or A.I.), which is playing an increasingly pervasive role in our lives.

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Nomination of imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist for UNESCO award will help ‘shine the light’

The decision by an independent international jury to nominate an Egyptian journalist who has been incarcerated for nearly five years for a top UN award, helps “shine the light” on press freedom at a “pivotal moment”.

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News In Brief 23 April 2018

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To cultivate art and mind is also to cultivate peace, UNESCO chief says on World Poetry Day

Not merely limited to beautiful and poignant words and phrases, poetry holds the extraordinary power to open new horizons, bridge differences and illuminate a path to peace and dialogue, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Poetry Day.

'Conflicting trends' see journalists under fire as global struggle for media freedom continues

Just because more laws are being passed protecting media freedom across the world, it doesn’t mean that governments will respect them, or allow citizens to use them.

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Funding and support needed to protect Pacific cultural heritage: UNESCO expert

A village and cemetery in Vanuatu connected to a chief who ruled four centuries ago are an example of Pacific Island heritage that must be protected, according to an official with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, in the region.

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News in Brief 5 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Zeid: Myanmar refugee crisis may be genocide

Violence in Myanmar that has caused more than 625,000 people to flee to Bangladesh may amount to genocide, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 24 October 2017 (PM)

“Unjust” to focus blame on teachers over student performance: UNESCO

Governments bear the main responsibility for ensuring quality education, while blaming teachers for students’ poor performance is often “unjust and unconstructive.”

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Protecting culture promotes peace and security: UNESCO

The rise in terrorism is posing a challenge to global efforts to safeguard cultural heritage and identity.

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News in Brief 12 October 2017 (PM)

Libyan government urged to find alternatives to “horrific” detention centres

The Libyan government needs to establish alternatives to detention centres in the country, where human rights abuses of migrants and others have become “endemic”.

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