The world without journalists to witness, document and report, will be impossible and meaningless for our democratic values to sustain.
I believe that the freedom of the press is primarily to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mould, educate, and sometimes even anger the public opinion.
It means that government at all levels must meet its obligation to provide people with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security. And so, it is to us the press, the recorder of the man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news that we look for strength and assistance. I am confident that with the help of the press, man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.