Update: Film festival fires Mona Iraqi

December 24, 2014

Scott Long and his colleague human rights defenders have done a stellar job in forcing the shnit FOUNDATION, to finally exclude Mona Iraqi from the shnit International Shortfilmfestival. It shows what a determined and well-informed blogger can achieve. Congratulations. It worth reading the whole series of posts leading up to this victory,

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Not in our sandbox: Logo for Shnit's "Cairo Playground" Not in our sandbox: Logo for Shnit’s “Cairo Playground”

Shnit, the Swiss-based international short film festival, posted this on its website today:

As of its annual Council meeting on December 22th in Bern, the Board of Trustees of the shnit FOUNDATION, in accordance with Festival Director, has decided to exclute Mona Iraqi from the shnit International Shortfilmfestival immediately. shnit International Shortfilmfestival completely distance from and condemn the practices – professional and ethical – employed by Mona Iraqi as a TV reporter in the events of December 7th in Cairo. These practices are at utter odds with the principles of the shnit International Shortfilmfestival.

The Board of Trustees believes it is of great importance, however, to continue the shnit PLAYGROUND in Cairo, under new management and in line with the values of respect, tolerance and artistic expression without prejudice for which shnit has always stood. Commitment to these principles is a…

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2 Responses to “Update: Film festival fires Mona Iraqi”

  1. daanbronkhorst Says:

    Dag Hans,

    Voor wie dit verhaal niet kent (ik kende het niet), je verwijst naar de
    voorgeschiedenis maar ik haal die niet uit bijgaande links, misschien kan
    er nog een link aan worden toegevoegd?

    Hartelijke groet,

    Daan

    From: Hans Thoolen on Human Rights Defenders

    To: d.bronkhorst@amnesty.nl,
    Date: 24/12/2014 12:20
    Subject: [New post] Update: Film festival fires Mona Iraqi

    Hans Thoolen posted: “Scott Long and his colleague human rights defenders
    have done a stellar job in forcing the shnit FOUNDATION, to finally
    exclude Mona Iraqi from the shnit International Shortfilmfestival. It
    shows what a determined and well-informed blogger can achieve. Co”


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