June 16, 2009
“And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.”
“In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.”
– Christiane Amanpour
These two quotes seem particularly apt given recent world events. And by journalists, I don’t mean just the official press, I mean the courageous citizen journalists like the twitter users who are giving everything they have to make sure the world hears their story and perspective from inside Tehran.