Monday, May 11, 2009

What do we have, if not freedom to speak?

I've always been a firm believer of freedom of speech, and also media freedom.
I've taken the below excerpt from one of Barack Obama's speeches.

Obama was speaking at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
Obama also turned serious and talked of the financially struggling media industry, praising journalists for holding government officials accountable.
"A government without newspapers, a government without a tough and vibrant media of all sorts is not an option for the United States of American," he said.

Yo Hussein, you're right, and it doesn't just apply to the States, it SHOULD apply to ALL countries, including MALAYSIA.
I've started picking up the Sun from 7-11, and started boycotting Malay Mail since it had a change of staff.
One of my favourite bloggers, Malik Imtiaz Sawar, has resigned as a matter of principle.
What a show of integrity!
If only I could say the same for the rest of the mass media in this country...........

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