The art of journalism does not seem to be well understand by several international correspondents in particular those currently in Egypt. You should have seen, among others, the french journalist from the Quebec television network TVA, Richard Latendresse, to conclude that he was looking more as an entertainer at the Cirque du Soleil and not as a journalist. We can put in the same category the Anderson Cooper or Katy Couric.
One may question the appropriateness for reporters to try to rub with demonstrators in the streets during their confrontations. According to me, rule number 1 in journalism is discretion in information gathering and rule number 2 is objectivity.
We must defend freedom of press, but we must also keep out the arena of combat whether in boxing or in civil wars. The journalist is there to report and not participate ...
Better for a journalist to take a coffee and watch rather than join the war and die in battle without being able to tell his story!
To be continued ...
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold, Montreal;
Photo 2: Geographical position of Egypt;
Photo 3: Events in Egypt
See story Radio-Canada ;
See story CTV - Lisa Laflamme ;