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A few weeks ago, Iranian cultural heritage authorities announced that UNESCO's Director of World Heritage Center, Francesco Bandarin, would come to Iran to examine and discuss a number of issues regarding some cultural heritage sites within the country that are put in real jeopardy as a result of the country's development projects.
The last day of the First International Conference on Tourism and Handicrafts was held today in the seminar hall if Iran’s National Broadcast.
The First International Conference on Tourism and Handicrafts will be held from 13-15 of May 2006 in the seminar hall of Iranian National Broadcast in Tehran. This conference has been organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization and Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization in order to discuss the role of handicrafts in promoting tourism industry which will result in job creation and earning more currency through attracting more tourists.
Iran's bestselling newspaper has launched a competition to find the best cartoon about the Holocaust in retaliation for the publication in many countries of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. The Iranian daily Hamshahri said the contest was designed to test the boundaries of free speech - the reason given by many Western newspapers for publishing the cartoons of Mohammed.
Iran’s new culture minister has said that he is purging his ministry of officials that he thinks have failed to protect Islamic values. In particular, books have come under attack, as the Minister proposes that previous government literary censors lacked the will to refuse offending texts.
Iran's new culture minister has said that he is purging his ministry of officials that he views as having failed to protect Islamic values.