19. Fighting for the Truth

By Christiane Amanpour

Photo shows Christiane Amanpour in a public speech.

Journalists face “an existential crisis, a threat to the very relevance and usefulness of our profession,” says the author, pictured in 2014.

(CPJ)

Never in a million years did I expect to find myself appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home. Despite the hostile rhetoric of the U.S. presidential campaign, I hoped that after becoming president-elect, Donald Trump would change his approach to the press.

But I was chilled when among the first tweets Trump sent out after the election was about “professional protesters incited by the media.” Though he later walked ...

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