The Pros Speak: Journalists from the East and the West
People either love or loath journalists. There is no in-between. Throughout my career I have had to enter hot debate at dinner parties in which one or other of the guests have argued, “It’s all the fault of the media!”—citing the rise in the price of food to the fall of a government as the issue the media fueled.
To the dinner fray, I bring my personal experience. I have worked in numerous countries with authoritarian rulers in charge and have been able to cite many examples of how a press that is not free can’t stop excesses by governments determined not to be transparent.
In Romania, for ...