We are happy to invite you to the World Press Freedom Day: Difference Day at BOZAR in Brussels on 3 May 2018, where we will have a debate about ‘Resisting Commercial Correctness in the Newsroom’ at 13:30 with really interesting speakers. Free entrance, don’t miss it!

For the 4th time in a row, VUB, ULB, EHB, Evens Foundation & BOZAR and their valuable partners and with the patronage of UNESCO are organising a spectacular day that celebrates the UN World Press Freedom Day. The program is packed with insightful debates, exhibitions & speeches on: ‘VOICES OF RESISTANCE!”


In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day. World Press Freedom Day is about freedom of expression, with respect for the broad variety of voices and views. Freedom of expression implies the respect for opinions of others. It recognises the difference in people and their convictions. To us the World Press Freedom day is therefore Difference Day.

PROGRAM (Download program here):

10:00 – 20:00     Cartoon Exhibition: Karl Meersman & Arab Cartoon Festival
10:00 – 20:00     Expo: Martyrdom Cycle: Sebastian Utzni
10:00 – 17:00      In their Press Vests: a virtual experience on the daily work of Syrian journalists
10:00 – 17:00     Speakers Corner (by students for everyone)
10:00 – 12:00     Living Library organised by: Crosstalks, Medaiwijs, ULB, RTBF, VRT and VUB
(for students by invitation)
10:00 – 12:15     Les Van De Eeuw organised by VRT & VUB
(for students by invitation)
10:00 – 12:15     Leçon du Siècle organised by ULB & RTBF
(for students by invitation)

13:30 – 15:00     Film: City of Ghosts (limited entrance, registration compulsory)
13:30 – 15:00     Debate: Silencing Critical Voices: Killing Me Softly organised by UNESCO &
Europen Commission
13:30 – 15:30     Debate: Resisting Commercial Correctness in the Newsroom Organised by AEJ
15:30 – 17:00     Debate: Voices of Resistance: The information Heroes Around the Globe
Organised by EED & UNESCO
15:30 – 17:00     Debate: Stop, Look and Listen. How can we make Voices of Resistance Heard?
Organised by Evens Foundation
17:30 – 19:00     Live Magazine & Honorary Degree VUB & ULB
19:00 – 21:00     Networking Reception