IF YOU'RE A business leader of any political persuasion in the free world, you know that free markets go hand in hand with a free press, freedom of thought, the free flow of ideas and information. The alternative? Tyranny and brutality, not the ideal foundation for long-run innovation and growth. Pause and reflect on that, after the markets close. Protesters, soldiers and journalists are dying for noble causes. They're vested in a higher calling. They deserve our respect and prayers.
- Committee to Protect Journalists, "Photojournalists Hetherington, Hondros dead in Libya" and "Journalist security: An evolving field" by Frank Smyth.
- World Bank blogs, "Attacks on the Press – A Hurdle for Accountable Governance?" by Johanna Martinsson.
- Reporters Without Borders, "Journalists still being harassed in countries where protests getting stronger."
- ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, "Attacking the Press" by Gonzalo Marroquín.
- Nieman Journalism Lab, "How Russia’s top journalism school is revamping its curriculum to create a new culture of press freedom" by Josh Tapper.
May 3 (World Press Freedom Day):
- Committee to Protect Journalists, "Ten Tools of Online Oppressors."
- World Bank blogs, "New Frontiers, New Barriers, and the Start of New Conversations?" by Shanthi Kalathil.
- New York Times Magazine, "The Inner Lives of Wartime Photographers" by Bill Keller.