As part of the Social Media 4 Peace initiative, the United Nations screened A Thousand Cuts
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, the screening was followed by 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)
Social Media 4 Peace
This event provided 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’ was organised in collaboration with Cine-ONU Vienna and Cine-ONU Geneva