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03.05.2017 - Honorary and Goodwill Ambassadors

Metin Arditi and Vera Michalski-Hoffman attended on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day to a panel discussion entitled “What future for the printed book in a digital world?”

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Metin Arditi and Vera Michalski-Hoffman attended on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day to a panel discussion entitled “What future for the printed book in a digital world?”

 25th April last, at the United Nations Library at Geneva, Metin Arditi, UNESCO Special Envoy for Intercultural Dialogue, and Vera Michalski-Hoffmann, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, participated in a panel discussion entitled: “What future for the printed book in a digital world?”

This event, organized as part of the World Book and Copyright Day, was the occasion for the UNESCO Ambassadors to share their points of view and experiences on different subjects such as writing, publishing and reading in the context of global changing digital technologies.  

During this panel discussion Metin Arditi, highlighted the essential importance of culture to build peace, and the necessity of living within our time and embracing all means of printed and digital means of communication to enhance intercultural dialogue. 

Vera Michalski-Hoffmann, on the other hand, predicted that the popularity of the printed book is set to continue alongside the growth of other new forms of publishing such as e-books. According to her different formats can co-exist and complement one another adapting to specific contexts and the needs of writers, publishers and readers.

 

For more information on this please visit the UNESCO Liaison Office in Geneva website.

Metin Arditi is UNESCO Special Envoy for intercultural Dialogue with the mission of promoting a culture of Peace by musical education. Vera Michalski-Hoffmann is UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador with the mission of promoting the literary creation and the practice of reading, in particular through the activities carried out by the Jan Michalski Foundation.

 

 




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