On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Erasmushogeschool Brussel, IHECS, BOZAR, & Evens Foundation, together with other partners such as EPC MPA, EBU, Bertelsmann, European Commission, UNESCO, European Endowment for Democracy,  … designate May 3rd as Difference Day. For us celebrating freedom of the press and freedom of expression means honouring people and organisations that make a difference in protecting and promoting these values.

Because of the measures taken by the government due to Covid-19, Difference Day 2020 will take place digitally on Sunday, May 3.


Starts @ 4.30 PM : PRE-SHOW loop

What can you expect:

  • Online event – broadcasted from PILAR Brussels
  • Hosted by Annelies Beck (VRT) & Caroline Hick (RTBF)
  • 5.00 PM : Opening speech by Caroline Pauwels, Rector VUB & Yvon Englert, Rector ULB
  • 5.10 PM : Facts & figures : Guilherme Canela, the UNESCO Chief of Section for Freedom of Expression
  • Preview : RITCS Movies
  • 5.20 PM : About freedom of expression and open justice : Caoilfhionn Gallagher
  • Preview : En-Gaje
  • 5 years of Honorary Title : an overview
  • 5.40 PM : DD Honorary Title 2020 : Ahmet Altan & Elif Shafak
  • LIVE chat interactions ‘Journalism without fear or favour’
  • Participating online polls/Q&A
  • 6.10 PM : THE END
  • Questions ? Please register @ https://www.differenceday.com/contact/