Death to Freedom
by Claudia on September 6, 2017 - 6:47am
I must say living in this century is coming out very difficult in many ways. Especially, to the most outspoken of us, the ones that try to make their best to express not only their beliefs but also to give us ,the population, the right to evaluate situations by having almost all the facts possible to be given. Yes, the journalists. Who are being mistreated all around the world in this right instant.
Now one of these articles is right on the actuality of the cause, the case of Gauri Lankesh, 55. This article written by BBC News is very relevant to the subject because it was published September 6th, 2017, which makes it very accurate due to it’s freshness. Back to Lankesh, she was a journalist at her father’s own news called The Times of India, we understand from the original article that she was very invested in her left-wing ideals, she criticized a lot of right-wing groups. She was also the sister to a wining-award filmmaker, which in a sense made her an easy target to set an example as she was renown as well as her family. That in fact is probably what got her killed on her own doorstep by a motorcycle driver, in Bangalore.
She was so dedicated to this cause that she even was arrested over defamation for one of her written on local BJP leaders. She was given six months in jail but got out on bail. She was killed while out on bail and appealing her conviction. Now to have a proof that this journal has real facts, i did a research on BJP and found out that it was actually really a right-wing political party, founded April 6 1980. It’s a nationalist group which were the ones Lanhesk criticized the most.
What makes this article a proper one is the big reputation BBC News has maintained for a long while, most of always reporting only the truth. I must thought it is kind of less powerful to me because the reporter(s) on this article are not relieved so I can’t evaluate their authenticity.
The solution to the protection of these people would probably to say that they should keep quiet and not say anything that might offence others, but no. That is not a good solution why wouldn’t they be able to express their freedom of speech. Now I think the only solution for now is to give Their names less in countries were this is getting out of hand for their own protection. Unless they want to be exposed to fight for what they believe which is might be a death to freedom.