This year’s Federal Press Ball was a declaration of solidarity with Ukraine. The Federal Press Ball has been held annually by the Federal Press Conference since 1951 and is considered the most important social event in Berlin. Traditionally, the Federal Press Conference advocates freedom of the press and the factual, fact-based, and fair communication of political information. A look at Russia shows the inestimable value of freedom of the press.
This year’s fundraising event at the Federal Press Ball is for the benefit of the organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Together with the Ukrainian partner organization, RSF founded the Center for Freedom of the Press in Lviv. Here Ukrainian journalists can work, use the Internet, and stream live. With the #CollateralFreedom project, RSF is reopening Russian news sites that have been blocked by Russia.
Anna Kosach, a board member of the UKRAINIAN FUTURE Hilfe-Verein e.V., was the guest of honor of Tino Krause, European head of META, at the federal press ball. META is a cooperation partner of UKRAINIAN FUTURE Hilfe-Verein e.V.