CHRIS ROPER: Journalism — it’s about courage
Media freedom is a bulwark of democracy — a vital institution to protect against the abuse of power. But journalists are under attack in many ways, from bullying to intimidation to jail to assassinations
"Basically, he was saying I’m a whore and a foreign agent." This is how Michela Wrong, author of Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad, described the response by a Rwandan government spokesperson to allegations in her book.
Wrong was speaking at the 17th African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC), traditionally held every year at Wits University...