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Women journalists bear the brunt of cyberbullying

Women journalists face greater threats online in the course of their work, and the trend is increasing, one expert told an international conference in Italy over the weekend.

"There is significant potential for online violence to escalate to offline harm," said Julie Posetti research director of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

Medusa mosaic reopens to visitors

The Medusa mosaic and the Odeon stoa floor mosaic in the ancient city of Kibyra in the southern province of Burdur are now open to visitors again. The artifacts, which remain closed during the winter months for protection against climatic conditions, will be open to visitors until the end of November.

Pamukkale breaks daily visitor record

Some 18,500 visitors flocked to Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis on the second day of Eid al-Fitr, setting a new one-day visitor record at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the western province of Denizli.

The figure on April 11 surpassed the previous record of 16,500 visitors in a single day, set back in 2019 for the region known as "white paradise."

Germany Emerges as Top Destination for Bulgarian Tourists

Recent data from the German Tourist Board show a discernible trend, indicating an increased interest among Bulgarians in visiting Germany. Cristian Sallai, the manager of the German Tourist Board for South-Eastern Europe, announced that Bulgarian travelers to Germany surged by nearly 16% compared to the previous year.

Vandalism Strikes Ancient Treasure: Great Basilica in Plovdiv Targeted by Drunken Youths

In a brazen act of vandalism, the historic Great Basilica in the heart of Plovdiv fell victim to a senseless attack perpetrated by intoxicated youths. The incident, which unfolded under cover of darkness, saw the perpetrators wreak havoc by shattering a glass pane of the ornate decorative fences, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Haiti gangs loot national library, threatening historic documents

Haiti's National Library was looted Wednesday by armed gangs terrorizing the Caribbean nation's capital Port-au-Prince, its director told AFP, as UNESCO condemned multiple "devastating" attacks on educational and artistic institutions in the city.

Library director Dangelo Neard said the history of Haiti — the Western Hemisphere's second-oldest republic — was being threatened.

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