Matt Sarnecki, DK/CZ/US, 2022
100 min., OmdU
To mark World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the UN, OSCE and other International Organisations in Vienna to the United Nations (Vienna) invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the film “The Killing of a Journalist”.

A young investigative journalist and his fiancée are brutally murdered in their home in Slovakia. Their deaths inspire the biggest protests in Slovakia since the fall of communism. The story takes an unexpected turn when a source leaks the secret murder case file to the murdered journalist’s colleagues. It includes the computers and encrypted communications of the assassination’s alleged mastermind, a businessman closely connected to the country’s ruling party. Trawling these encrypted messages, journalists discover that their country has been captured by corrupt oligarchs, judges and law enforcement officials. A reckoning awaits.
With opening remarks by Ambassador Peter Mišík - Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the UN, OSCE and other International Organisations in Vienna)

and followed by a panel discussion with

Lukáš Diko - Journalist und Editor-in-Chief, Ján Kuciak Investigative Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
Claudia Isep – Deputy Secretary General & Strategic Planning Coordinator, Austrian Commission for UNESCO
Frane Maroević – Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Anne Thomas – Information Officer, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, Moderator

Admission free | No bookings taken
Admission is first come, first served | Please come early
FFP2 mask recommended | Accessible for people with a mobility disability

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