When attacks on the media take place they are not solely attacks on individual journalists as they attempt to inform the public without fear for their personal safety or their economic wellbeing.
They are also attacks on the very foundations of human rights, undermining the public good and the creation of democratic societies underpinned by a freely operating press.”
President Higgins at the International Federation of Journalists world conference taking place in Dublin.
You must be free to tell truth without fear, Higgins tells world’s journalists (Fiach Kelly, Irish Independent)
Meanwhile, in March: