“Murder works,” says CJFE Awardee.

(Canscene) — at the annual awards dinner of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression in December, honoree, author Terry Gould received his award with a trenchant address, from which these these words are excerpted:

…there is little doubt that in many countries, murder works. It is the ultimate form of press censorship, eliminating the immediate problem and often intimidating others into silence.

It works best when it occurs with impunity, and in the most murderous places for journalists, impunity reigns. Impunity scars the lives of innocent people, and it scars the lives of journalists who fight that impunity.

And yet, they keep at their work with the full knowledge that their nations are ruled by murderous thugs who live by the principle of organized crime.


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