April 25, 2007

Free Press vs. Our Press

What a free press should be: David Halberstam's speech to the Columbia School of Journalism. Sadly Halberstam died yesterday. Just read about his experiences as a young reporter in Vietnam towards the end of the speech.

What our press is: yesterday with two high-profile individuals being forced into exile and our jute-factory workers rioting, the Daily Star decided to do these editorials.

Shaking my head, simply shaking my head.

Update: And then Geeteara Chowdhury (she of the foot in mouth fame in the post below!) is quoted saying: "Publicity/news items about these two leaders in the international media is tantamount to interference in our internal affairs."

Really? Then why not let the domestic papers write about them instead of intimidating them?

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