To set an example against the violent suppression of freedom of speech, Reporter without Borders (RWB) and the creative agency DDB Hamburg developed THE WEAPEN – the “weapon” for freedom of information. At the beginning of 2016, 144 limited edition pens were produced – symbolising the 144 journalists that were killed pursuing stories in 2015. The pens were made from fired-off bullet casings: the bullets are mounted, engraved and stored in ammunition boxes by hand. A film (attached) documents the production process.
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