Civil Society Strikes Back: No one should die for telling the truth
Mandag 26 November 2018, 16:30 - 18:30

Documentary film and debate


Harassment of media and journalists and legislation that restricts freedom of expression and access to information are no longer tools reserved for dictators. It is a trend now seen in democratic EU-countries like Poland, Hungary og Slovakia.


IMS (International Media Support), Nyt Europa and CISU invite you to a screening of the documentary film ‘Courage - Journalism is not a crime’ by director Tom Heinemann. The film follows the plight of three journalists from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Myanmar.


The film is followed by a debate:

  • What is it like to be a journalist in a country where authorities harass journalists and try to silence them?
  • Why do the trends of growing restrictions on media and free speech globally matter in Denmark?
  • What can Denmark and Western governments and civil society do to push back against restrictions on press freedom in Europe and globally?



  • Tomasz Piatek, Polish journalist exposed to harassment
  • Tom Heinemann, film director and journalist
  • Gulnara Akhundova, Head of Global Response, IMS & human rights defender from Azerbaijan
  • Moderator: Henrik Grunnet, media advisor, IMS, and Fellow at Constructive Institute, Aarhus University


The event is free and in English. Book your ticket here. This is part of the Global Focus evening meetings. For information contact



Internationak Media Support  is a non-profit organisation working for good journalism and the safety of journalists in countries affected by conflict or political transition.


Nyt Europa is a non-profit organisation working for a sustainable and democratic EU.


CISU is a group of more than 270 Danish organisations all engaged in development work.


Register:  Book your ticket on

Address: Paradisgade 7-9, 8000 Århus C.


This is part of the Globalt Fokus evening meetings. For information contact 


The official invitation is available below.