Whataboutery will not silence journalism

Is it possible to talk about the virtues of the independent news media when we cannot talk about shrinking spaces? Being a journalist is a choice and not a compulsion. Fired by the spirit of public engagement, people opt to become journalists. People are in the public sphere because of a combination of factors. How do we explain the tragedy where we are forced to defend the rights of two great icons of modern India, Amartya Sen and Naseeruddin Shah, to express legitimate concerns about the country? For at least two generations of Indians, Professor Sen and Mr. Shah have represented the best of Indian democracy: they are fearlessly interrogative, argue, debate, dissent, and speak truth to power.

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