On May 3rd we organize the 1st World Press Freedom Day Rotterdam.
17:00-17:30 PRESENTATION 120 Years of Rotterdam Journalists Association
Presentation of 120 years of Rotterdam Journalists Association
17:30-20:00 PRESENTATION Newsdam
Launch Newsdam the new Dutch English-language online newspaper www.newsdam.com
Debate between various press spokespersons the skeptical relationship of political press spokesmen and journalists politics
Debate between various editors in chief about the Freedom Of Press in the Netherlands
20:00-21:00 FILM Harrison’s Flowers
October 1991. Harrison Lloyd, photographer at ‘Newsweek’, is sent to Yugoslavia to take pictures of a conflict described by the media as ‘not so important’. He stays away longer than expected and ‘Newsweek’ gets lost. A few days later, ‘The Associated Press’ announces his death. Early November 1991. The war between the Croats and Serbs is at its most violent stage. Sarah, the wife of Harrison, takes a flight from JFK Airport to what is already called former Yugoslavia at the time, looking for her husband.