November 2 every year is an international day dedicated by United Nations to promote the call to end impunity for crimes against Journalists.
It is worrisome to talk about numerous hazards journalists are faced with in their quest to inform, educate, and educate their societies in particular and the world at large.
Let us all come together and fight collectively for the protection of journalists for they are the ones that make sure we are well informed and educated about things happening around us.
To mark this important day, here is a collection of what some notable figures have said about the noble profession of journalism: Before you read them, check out these resourceful websites for journalists.
“There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.”- Walter Lippmann
“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”- Thomas Jefferson
“Journalism can never be silent: That is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.”- Henry Anatole Grunwald
“I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.”- Tom Stoppard
“I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets.” – Napoleon
“By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.” – Oscar Wilde
Check out this article on how fake news is robbing journalism of its integrity.
“Free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.”- Albert Camus
“We were the ones on scene when everything went down. We weren’t better. We weren’t worse. We were just the ones standing in the blast radius.”- Mira Grant
“In politics, the pen is at its heaviest because it is weighed down by the collective responsibility it holds towards its people and their future in the eyes of the world.”- Aysha Taryam
“News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is advertising. The power is to set the agenda. What we print and what we don’t print matter a lot.”- Katharine Graham