Human Rights Ambassador receives Facts Not Filters publication

7 July 2022

On Monday 4 July, Human Rights Ambassador Bahia Tahzib-Lie received the publication 'Facts Not Filters' from Free Press Unlimited at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

The festive event took place during the annual Graduation Show where more than 240 graduating students presented their exam projects.

Presentation of Facts Not Filters publication to Human Rights Ambassador
Boris van Westering (Free Press Unlimited), Bahia Tahzib-Lie (Human Rights Ambassador), Niels Schrader (Head of Non Linear Narrative), Fenna Hup (Adjunct-directeur onderwijs)

Facts Not Filters

One year ago, twelve students from the Non Linear Narrative master's programme worked together with Boris van Westering from Free Press Unlimited on the project Facts Not Filters focusing on the need for press freedom. In seven groups, students of the programme investigated the complexity of culturally embedded and geographically specific details of regional news reporting and the use of media in doing so in countries such as Pakistan, Tunisia and Venezuela.

The artistic result is video and audio recordings that address the role of the media and threats to press freedom.

After the presentation of the Facts Not Filters publication, the ambassador was taken through the graduation exhibition of the students participating in Facts Not Filters by teacher supervisors Niels Schrader and Lauren Alexander, together with Boris van Westering.