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Gunmen kidnap Iraqi journalist: Should journalists be kidnapped for reporting the truth?

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  • No, journalists should not be kidnapped for reporting the truth.

    No, journalists should not lose their freedom for reporting the truth. The community and the public has a right to know information and although some countries don't respect or acknowledge First Amendment rights, the truth is a powerful call to action that should allow citizens and journalists to voice their opinions and report the truth.

  • No, of course not.

    Journalists hold one of the most important professions in the world. They sometimes risk their lives to inform the world of what's happening. They should be respected and allowed to do their job. The fact that they are sometimes kidnapped, imprisoned or killed for doing their job properly shows how much respect they deserve.

  • No, journalists should not be kidnapped for reporting the truth

    No, journalists should not be kidnapped for reporting the truth however this happens in many parts of the world. Many groups want to prevent information from getting out about what is going on in the country. Furthermore, in some countries it is in the government's best interest for information not to be released to the public.

  • Journalists must maintain freedom to report

    Kidnapping journalists for reporting the truth sets a dangerous precedent the world over. Society depends on access to correct information, and any action that interferes with this access should be condemned. A lack of knowledge of world affairs can lead to dangerous consequences, such as wars and other man-made disasters.


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