Freedom of the press is one of our greatest assets. We just need to make journalists aware of abuses and defend this fundamental right. But we must also focus on self-critical on the way we work. Freedom of the press is regularly put to the test. The short film “20zwoelf” is pushing this issue to the extreme: a Germany without a free press unthinkable?
Christian Stahl is a German filmmaker, author and journalist. He has run a media agency since 2005 and teaches film and video journalism at the University of Fulda, among other places. In 2004, he developed the fictional documentary "Hundeleben" (Dog's Life) with punks from Berlin's Alexanderplatz, in which Otto Sander and Maria Simon also played small roles. In 2010 he received the Grimme Online Award as video lecturer and team member of the Axel Springer Akademie.