Heritage advocates often reproach journalists for not being sufficiently interested in their field and for being only able to speak about it in a sensational or superficial way. Journalists for their part, highlight the constraints of editorial offices or express a certain mistrust towards institutions and heritage stakeholders.
The international workshop which was held at Laval University, Quebec, from 23 to 30 May 2005, aimed at facilitating the media's understanding of the complexity of World Heritage issues. This book contains interventions from journalists, university teachers and heritage experts, managers and users, made during this workshop. They are focused on the technical aspects of cultural and natural World Heritage on one hand, and on the journalistic coverage of this heritage on the other hand.
This book also enables the public at large to better familiarize itself with World Heritage as well as to become more aware of its fragility and of the need to preserve it for future generations.
Charles MOUMOUNI & Cyril SIMARD , Journalisme et Patrimoine Mondial, Québec, Presses Universitaires de Laval, 2007. (in French only)