No More Violence

Monday, April 4, 2011

It seems that everytime I log into my Google Reader I see articles about journalists that have been attacked, are missing, or have been killed. Is journalism really that dangerous of a profession?

What is the reason journalists are at the center of violence?

Do journalists cause trouble and that leads to attacks? I'd say no, yes there was the time of yellow journalism but that isn't what I'm getting at.

In an article on Reporters Without Borders states that in a little over a year 14 journalists have been killed in Pakistan. I then have to wonder if the murders are being commited by rebels or the general public.

To a certain extent going after journalists could be viewed as shooting the messenger. Why shoot the messenger when the messenger is only wanting to get the truth out?

No more violence. It doesn't solve problems or make the world a better place.

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Zach James April 6, 2011 at 11:24 AM  

Violence should never solve anything. Just from an ethical standpoint, there are many, many more ways to resolve a problem.

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