A Safer World for the Truth
Who pays the price for your access to independent information? A Safer World for the Truth tells the story of the over 1400 journalists who have been murdered in reprisal for their work since 1992. Their publications were often crucial for the exposure of corruption and organized crime, but in nearly every case, their own murders remain uninvestigated and unpunished.
In this official opening programme, we will take you through the creation of this exhibition and further discuss the broader context of the theme with experts in finance, art and culture.
The exhibition is connected to the project ‘A Safer World for the Truth’, led by press freedom organization Free Press Unlimited in collaboration with Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists. This project is part of Free Press Unlimited’s fight against impunity for murders of journalists.
They investigate cold cases of murders of journalists, and already have unearthed unique evidence in more than ten cases, resulting in important successes towards justice. Free Press Unlimited also initiated a symbolic court to raise awareness for these cases. The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists delivered a judgment in three cases last year and shared its evidence with multiple official authorities and investigative bodies.
The exhibition presents a number of portraits featuring the journalists whose deaths have been investigated by A Safer World for the Truth, and tells you more about their lives and work. A photo series by renowned Mexican photojournalist Félix Márquez zooms in on the situation in Veracruz, one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists.
Combined with photos of the People’s Tribunal and the Safer World-investigations, this exhibition shows that, even after years of impunity, the wheels of justice can be set in motion to build a world in which no one has to die for a story.