Event (general): Samizdat periodicals of the Libri Prohibiti library listed by UNESCO in Memory of the World Register
In 2013, the Libri Prohibiti Collection of Czech and Slovak Samizdat periodicals from the years 1948–1989 was listed by UNESCO in its Memory of the World (MOW) Register. It is the largest collection in the world. According to the MOW Registry, "the completeness and uniqueness of a large number of documents attest to the fight against the communist totalitarian regime and is importance for the study of the history of the twentieth century. It is also important from the standpoint of the history of professional journalism, science and ethics."
The Memory of the World Register, founded in 1995, lists documentary heritage which has been recommended by the International Advisory Committee, and endorsed by the Director-General of UNESCO, as corresponding to the selection criteria regarding world significance and outstanding universal value.
Starting year of event
Author(s) of this page
- Kůželová, Michaela
UNESCO. 2019. "Memory of the World Register." Accessed January 28. https://en.unesco.org/programme/mow/register.
UNESCO. 2019. "Libri Prohibiti: Collection of periodicals of Czech and Slovak Samizdat in the years 1948-1989." Accessed January 28. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/memory-of-the-world/register/full-list-of-registered-heritage/registered-heritage-page-5/libri-prohibiti-collection-of-periodicals-of-czech-and-slovak-samizdat-in-the-years-1948-1989/.
Lidovky.cz. 2013. "Tuzemský samizdat byl zapsán do registru UNESCO Paměť světa." Last modified June 27. ttps://www.lidovky.cz/kultura/tuzemsky-samizdat-byl-zapsan-do-registru-unesco-pamet-sveta.A130627_185443_ln_kultura_kys.
MZV ČR. 2018. "Program UNESCO Paměť světa". Last modified April 24. https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/cz/zahranicni_vztahy/cr_v_mezinarodnich_organizacich/unesco/cr_v_unesco/program_unesco_pamet_sveta.html.