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The Federal Press Office fulfills two essential tasks: On the one hand, it informs citizens and the media about the work of the federal government – primarily on the pages, via Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. In addition, the office informs the federal government about the news situation. For this purpose, current national and international news tickers and newspapers are evaluated, among other things. Freedom of the press is the subject of the light projections used to illuminate the Federal Press Office – directly on the Spree River, near the Friedrichstrasse train station. Freedom of the press, which is under threat in many places around the world, is a firm pillar of democracy for Germany and Europe. This is especially true in times of crisis. It is protected in Article 5 of the German Basic Law and in Article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.