Freedom of Journalism

The death of the Palestinian reporter Shireen Abu Akleh this year was another testimony to the prices paid by journalists around the world for their fight for truth and justice. Abu Akleh's story resonates this year in the festival's films dealing with brave journalists, the extreme violence directed against them, and the various forces working against freedom of the press and freedom of speech. Imprisonment, violence and even murder – countless terrible dangers loom over journalists who insist on investigating and reporting from the field.