The freedom of press is under attack by governments, secret services and some illegal cowardly organizations for doing what they do for a living. Journalists are people like you and me who are just love their profession. They’re doing us a favour by providing us with sources of information which can increase our knowledge. We have a right to agree or disagree with them. However when it comes to threaten their lives, it sends a signal of foolishness and forwardness by bandits who are behind such evil acts. If the barbaric terrorists have nothing to hide, why being are they behind such primitive acts? Journalists are often victims of murder, violence, terror, death threats etc. They are many causes behind the attack on the free press and I am going to list some of these reasons here: Political motives, government officials, criminal groups, local residents etc. The types of death are murders, 78%, combat related 17% and dangerous assignment 10, 1%. In many countries around the world, journalists get murdered in Russia, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Niger, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Iran and other countries around the world. This kind of savage approach from those who stand behind such demonic actions has an affect on how journalists do their job and which precautions; they take for doing something which is important. You can ask why do I care in other words why is it my business. You can also ask yourself this question. I am not a journalist and it is not something which I dream of. The reason why I am writing this book is because I want to speak out against those who threaten the freedom of press. Freedom of press gives journalists an opportunity to do investigations in themes; they are prepared to share with us who watch the news. Before some of the journalists complete their works, they find themselves in situation where they get in situations where they get abducted, jailed, tortured, beaten or in the worse case, they even get killed and criminals go unpunished and justice is never served for those journalists might have left behind: their families, their friends and loved ones. We don’t hear much from our respective governments from 1st world countries who promote democracy and freedom around the world. This book is a book of poetry and I am going to use poetry as a powerful tool to express these problems and I am going to bring my deepest emotions into them. In the end, I will end up making a conclusion and I am going to put things into perspectives. My goal is to bring awareness to you about the lack of impunity which still goes on until today around the world. You and I can make a difference to defend the right of our journalists to have the freedom of press wherever they do their profession. If it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be aware of different circumstances we watch on the news, whether it’s on TV, radio, internet etc.. Most of the journalists risk their lives for brining awareness and getting our attention on things they have discovered. They do it with integrity and passion and as human being, I encourage them to keep doing their work because they are the source of the pieces of information, we need.
About Balthazar Rodrigue
Causes Balthazar Rodrigue Nzomono-Balenda Supports
Fight against poverty, justice, freedom of expression, secularism, nationalism, conservatism, Tea Party, fight against Islamism, protectionism.