Sunday, July 1, 2012
"Is there too much press freedom? Ask 72 dead journalists"
Via The Guardian
"Journalists murdered or killed in action in the first six months of 2012: 72. That's well on course to break all macabre records before the year ends...
But that's the dreadful truth at the heart of today's world press freedom fight. It's sliding backwards, getting worse year by year. Democracy, on the evidence of the world's weightiest human rights rapporteurs here assembled, is sinking, not swimming. And you can't merely measure such things by the thump of a car bomb or the clank of a prison door. Try looking much closer to home – at Romania or Bulgaria, in the EU, starting to slip towards seedy repression; at Hungary, driving Brussels to outright alarm."
Related exhibition - People Get Ready: The Struggle for Human Rights