Universal Pictures International Germany and the German Commission for UNESCO
invite you to an exclusive preview of the film "The Post" by Steven Spielberg on 19 February 2018, 7 p.m. at the Abaton cinema in Hamburg. The film tells the story of Kay Graham, who, as editor of the Washington Post in 1971, initiated the publication of the secret "Pentagon Papers".
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the following discussants on the subject of freedom of the press and freedom of expression:
Programme Flyer (pdf)
- Johannes von Dohnanyi, Journalist and Author
- Katharina Fegebank, Second Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
- Anja Reschke, Journalist and Head of Domestic Politics at Norddeutschen Rundfunk
- Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Director of the Hans-Bredow-Instituts for Media Research at Universität Hamburg, Member of the Advisory Board of the German Commission for UNESCO
19 February 2018, 7 p.m. (Admission from 6:30 p.m.)
Please register by e-mail at preview(at)unesco.de by 19 February, 12:00 noon, stating your first and last name, institution, occupation and e-mail address. Space is limited. Only persons with a personal registration confirmation will be admitted to the event.
Background to the Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Expression
UNESCO is the only specialised agency of the United Nations to have a mandate to protect freedom of expression and freedom of the press. It supports the development of independent and pluralistic media. In crisis and conflict regions in particular, UNESCO helps free and independent media to promote and shape processes of conflict resolution, democratisation and peacekeeping. With numerous regional projects, it promotes the training of journalists. The security of journalists is also an aspect of freedom of opinion and freedom of the press.