Webinar held to discuss Nepal’s initiatives in preserving audiovisual heritage

Audiovisual materials as documentary heritage objects provide a window on the world, as we observe events we cannot attend, hear voices from the past who can no longer speak and craft stories that inform and entertain. Audiovisual content plays an increasingly vital role in our lives as we seek to understand the world and engage with our fellow beings.

For World Audiovisual Heritage Day, which is celebrated every year on 27 October, UNESCO organized a webinar on 10 November, underscoring the importance of preserving the audiovisual heritage and highlighting Nepal’s initiatives in this field. Personalities from the audiovisual sector—television, radio, and the film industry—as well as those working in education, culture, and history and the media, shared their experiences.

According to research by UNESCO, over 200 million hours of video programmes that are important memories of humankind are in danger of being lost. UNESCO Representative to Nepal Christian Manhart highlighted how preserving audiovisual archives has become a major challenge all over the world.

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