Telling the truth

 From Don’t Bomb, a blog by al-Jazeera staffers.

This is an old Al Jazeera poster – the picture is of our office in Bagdad, seconds after the bombing that killed Tareq Ayoub.

The caption reads:
"Al Jazeera Channel has never shied away from reporting the truth and has paid the price repeatedly. Through accusations, political attacks, and boycotts by liberal as well as conservative governments and states; and by having a number of our offices closed down. Recently, the ultimate price was paid. Our Baghdad bureau was hit, reporter Tarek Ayoub killed and cameraman Zuhair Falih injured. This is too high a price to pay for telling the truth. But at Al Jazeera, we believe the price of not doing so would be even higher.

The right not to remain silent."