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El Peruano receives certification of entry to Peruvian Memory of World Register

Photo: El Peruano

Photo: El Peruano

13:25 | Lima, May. 5.

The Official Gazette El Peruano on Wednesday received the certification of incorporation of its 19th-century editions in the Peruvian Memory of the World Register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

This distinction was achieved thanks to the orderly collection of copies of the newspaper, which was founded in 1825.

The Certificate of Incorporation of the Documentary Corpus of the Official Gazette El Peruano comprises the Period: 1826 - First half of 1868.

According to María del Pilar Agapito, a member of the Peruvian institution Memory of the World, El Peruano is the first newspaper to receive this distinction.

She pointed out that this recognition will serve to protect the heritage of the journalistic medium and draw attention to its relevance.

Newspaper editor-in-chief Felix Paz recalled that the process to obtain this qualification had begun in 2019 at the initiative of Nancy Rojas, head of the Documentation Center at Editora Peru, which owns El Peruano and Andina news agency.

The executive indicated that the newspaper is an important part of the nation's republican history.

According to Paz, the next challenge is to include El Peruano as part of the Regional Memory.

He also thanked the Peruvian Memory of the World team for their support.

For her part, Rojas mentioned several valuable copies that the newspaper's archive hosts, which recall important events, including the death of personalities such as the late President Ramon Castilla.

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Published: 5/5/2021
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