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February 2, 2009

Courage to Publish

No doubt publishing is difficult these days. But whatever challenges you and I may face, they are not very significant compared to what Lasantha Wickrematunge faced in the violence-filled country of Sri Lanka over lasantha_0108.jpgthe last fifteen years. There he was a crusading journalist who was not afraid to expose corruption and scandal both in the government and in the opposition. On January 8 he died for his efforts.

He left behind, however, a last editorial to be published on his death. It is a testament to integrity, to humanity, to doing what is right and to looking to the welfare of others before looking out for ourselves. It is publishing with courage.

Posted by Andy Le Peau at February 2, 2009 9:26 AM Bookmark and Share

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Thanks for this. Reminds me why I became a journalist.

Comment by: cas at February 3, 2009 7:15 PM

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