February 07, 2022
Killing the Truth: a new documentary film on the murders of journalists
Amsterdam, 7 February 2022– Our new documentary “Killing the Truth” tells the stories of journalists Jan Kuciak and Norbert Zongo, killed for doing their jobs. Their deaths are put in the context of a frightening trend. All around the world, a deadly war on journalism is raging.
A journalist’s job is to find the truth and to report the truth. And all around the world, they are being killed because of it.
Justice for this crime is rare; in more than eight of ten cases the killers go free.
Governments and institutions are systematically failing to address this injustice, which has resulted in a world where corruption, criminality and propaganda have been free to wreak havoc.
This needs to end. By shining a light on the forces responsible. By documenting and remembering the journalists that were killed. And by learning from those who, against all odds, have been pursuing justice.
The film can now be watched on our YouTube and is also available on Waterbear, a free multimedia streaming platform for documentaries.
This film was made possible by A Safer World For The Truth: a joint initiative by Free Press Unlimited, Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Directed by Joël van Dooren and Sybren Kooistra.
Produced by Yoran Staas and Nathan Stewart.
La version française, "La vérité mise à mort", est disponible ici.