News from the why

  • WHY SLAVERY? LAUNCHING AT UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    On the 21st September 2017 the world’s largest public media event WHY SLAVERY? will be launched during the United Nations General Assembly in New York — starting a global discussion about modern slavery between politicians, global influencers, journalists and citizens alike.

  • WHY DEMOCRACY? RERELEASE

    In collaboration with 48 broadcasters, reaching a total of 181 countries, THE WHY launched WHY DEMOCRACY? in October 2007- a series of 10 documentary films dedicated to exploring contemporary democracy and its underlying values. This year the series will be re-released and made available to view online free of charge!

  • HOW DO YOU THINK THE WORLD GETS ITS INFORMATION?

    Basic statistics about literacy and press freedom show that barriers to information still exist and many people don't have access to independent and reliable journalism. Read more in our new infographic.

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THE WHY

…Initiates, produces and distributes public media series to a global audience through broadcast, cross-media platforms, and outreach activities to ensure that all people have free access to independent information.

We Ask Why? – because the world needs to know

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Projects

  • Why Women?

    Raising awareness of the challenges faced by women and girls globally. The project consists of 10 short films, 3 documentary films and various outreach activities and educational material.

  • World Stories

    A collection of thought-provoking and inspiring documentary films about the world we live in, made by acclaimed filmmakers.

  • Why Slavery?

    The final package of six Why Slavery? films will premier to a global audience of more than 500 million people in the Spring/Summer of 2017 through a network of 65+ Broadcasters. The films will provide the cornerstone of a public media campaign about modern day slavery.

  • Why Poverty?

    Eight documentaries from award-winning filmmakers and 34 shorts from new and emerging talents. The films are moving, subtle and thought-provoking stories, but they also tackle big issues and pose difficult questions - starting the conversation: Why poverty?

  • Why Democracy?

    17 thought-provoking short films, which deal with personal, political and rights issues around the theme ‘What does democracy mean to me?’