Jeffrey Brown reports on Mali’s efforts to preserve and restore its culture for PBS NewsHour’s “Culture at Risk” series

Washington, DC (March 10, 2015) – Tonight on the PBS NewsHour (check local listings), chief arts and culture correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports from Timbuktu, Mali on an enormous and hugely important written record of African and Islamic history, threatened repeatedly by war, time and the elements. Last night on the broadcast, Brown reported from Timbuktu and Mali’s capital of Bamako on the country’s effort to restore its rich culture after separatist rebels and Islamic groups seized two-thirds of the country in 2012. French and Malian forces intervened and drove the rebels out, but much of the north of Mali remains unsafe, and, as a result, the country’s culture is still threatened.

These reports are part of PBS NewsHour’s “Culture at Risk” series. View our previous “Culture at Risk” broadcast reports here.

The series is funded by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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