Freitag, 14.12.2018 18:46 Uhr

World Premiere of the film 'A Dark Place'

Verantwortlicher Autor: Carlo Marino Vienna/Rome, 05.12.2018, 13:56 Uhr
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Vienna/Rome [ENA] The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFOM), together with the International Press Institute (IPI), will present on 10 December A Dark Place, a full-length documentary highlighting the experiences of female journalists who have been targeted by online harassment. The documentary, part of the RFOM’s Safety of Female Journalists Online (SOFJO) project, will premiere at Stadtkino in Vienna on

International Human Rights Day, as part of This Human World film festival. Filmed in ten countries across Europe, the documentary will provide a framework for global audiences to discuss and better understand the impact of online harassment on media pluralism and media freedom.The importance of the event is given by the presence of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFOM), together with the International Press Institute (IPI), on the occasion of the presentation of the interesting documentary pointing out the tremendous experiences of female journalists who have been targeted by online harassment.

The Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, will open the premiere. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. Panellists include: Javier Luque Martinez, film director; IPI head of digital communication, Arzu Geybullayeva, freelance journalist, Turkey/Azerbaijan, Banu Güven, freelance journalist, Turkey, Linda Pelkonen, freelance journalist, Finland, Marija Vucic, journalist, Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), Serbia.

Jennifer Adams, Media Freedom Project Officer, OSCE will be the moderator of the panel. The panelists will address the phenomenon of online harassment of female journalists, and how it goes beyond the issue of gender equality by directly affecting the quality of democracy and the fundamental human right of access to a plurality of information.

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