About the Project

Kickoff for press freedom!

An open and modern Russia wants to present the top of the Kremlin for the Football World Cup. But the reality is different. Freedom of the press no longer even exists on paper. Internet and telephones are monitored, critical media can hardly survive, independent journalists change jobs or go abroad. Some have been in prison for several years.

Reporters Without Borders therefore brings an alternative football into the game, which allows a closer look behind the façade: its pixelated images can be depixelated via an integrated chip and make information visible about the Kremlin restricts on freedom of opinion.

Brave colleagues in Russia continue to try to inform about what is actually happening in their country - despite the glittering propaganda on state television.

Reporters Without Borders supports them.

Pass the ball on and inform about what the Kremlin wants to keep secret!