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Ciné-ONU screening: A Thousand Cuts

As part of the Social Media 4 Peace initiative, the United Nations invites you to A Thousand Cuts – 29 June, 2 p.m. CET

A thousand cuts film poster The film tells the story of Maria Ressa, journalist and co-founder of the online news site Rappler in the Philippines and her investigative journalism fighting for truth and democracy against social media disinformation campaigns in her country. Recently awarded with the UNESCO Guillermo Cano Price for her work and engagement for press freedom, Maria Ressa will join the debate following the screening.

After a short introduction from Louise Haxthausen, Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels, there will be a Q&A with…



  • Maria Ressa – Journalist and CEO of Rappler
  • Laura Bretea – Policy Officer, Democratic Governance, European Commission DG International Partnership (INTPA)
  • Guilherme Canela De Souza Godoi – Chief of UNESCO Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section
  • Deborah Seward (moderator) – Director of the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)


How to Participate

The event involves an online screening of the award-winning film #AThousandCuts, followed by a panel discussion.
Step 1: Register for the event before Tuesday 29 June by clicking here:

Once you have registered, you will automatically receive a Zoom link.

Step 2: At 2pm (CET) on 29 June, click on the Zoom link to join the event.

We will share the link to the film after the introduction.

After watching the film, join us for the discussion.


Social Media 4 Peace

This event will provide an opportunity to discuss how to strengthen the resilience of societies to the spreading of online harmful content on social media, and promote peace narrative rather than hate, the objectives of the new UNESCO project Social Media 4 Peace

The screening of ‘A Thousand Cuts’ is organised in collaboration with Cine-ONU Vienna and Cine-ONU Geneva


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