drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

What if Freedom of The Press were Important?

Would americans be squandering it of mere "fair and balanced" reporting from Faux News?
No other profession calls on its practitioners to lay down their lives for their art save the armed forces - and, in Sri Lanka, journalism. In the course of the last few years, the independent media have increasingly come under attack. Electronic and print institutions have been burned, bombed, sealed and coerced. Countless journalists have been harassed, threatened and killed. It has been my honour to belong to all those categories, and now especially the last.
[ cf 'I hope my murder will be seen not as a defeat of freedom but an inspiration'
This extraordinary article by the editor of the Sri Lankan Sunday Leader was published three days after he was shot dead in Colombo
Well worth reading the whole story.

Makes me wonder about our Pro-War folks who are always so Patriotically in favor of someone else going out there to do the war stuff, so they can stay home and make the war profits..

What if the Pro-War Types had to take their rhetoric in hand and actually live it.

h/t tomscud for bringing it to our attention.

Who knows, some day in america, we may get lucky and have a professional corp of journalists committed to a standard of moral integrity above graft and corruption.
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