15 Total Quotes

Aidan White Quotes

There can be no press freedom when journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty and fear.
Aidan White
#Corruption

The Tunisian authorities continue to show intolerance of independent opinion and free expression. But they are seriously mistaken if they think this will discourage journalists from expressing their solidarity with colleagues in Tunisia.
Aidan White
#Expression

We are asking the government to intervene on behalf of all Canadians. CBC should be providing local programming that caters to the country's different communities rather than abandoning its public service mandate by getting foreign news and entertainment shows to fill the gaps in its service.
Aidan White
#Government

Baghdad has become a deathtrap for journalism. No journalist is safe once they take to the streets.
Aidan White
#Journalism

Impunity in the killing of journalists remains the intolerable scandal of our times that can no longer be ignored by the international community.
Aidan White
#Killing

The media community is determined to create a meaningful dialogue that will improve understanding between communities, that will reduce tension and that will enhance the quality of journalism on all sides.
Aidan White
#Community

At a time when editorial independence needs to be defended, we find the closure of this newspaper shocking.
Aidan White
#Independence

This is a vicious witch-hunt aimed at crushing the voice of dissent.
Aidan White
#Dissent

What we have seen is a brutal and violent assault on press freedom.
Aidan White
#Freedom

In a democracy you do not have hooded men carrying assault rifles breaking into the offices of a newspaper and a television station in the middle of the night and beating up journalists and other staff. To talk of press freedom in such circumstances is grotesque.
Aidan White
#Democracy

When the world's leading democracy scorns the notion of justice for the victims of violence in its jurisdiction, it gives confidence to those who target journalists in countries where freedom hardly exists.
Aidan White
#Democracy

The fight for media freedom and democracy does not take place in one country,
Aidan White
#Country

Iraqi reporters and foreign correspondents have suffered heavily in this conflict,
Aidan White
#Conflict

There is an intolerable denial of basic rights here,
Aidan White
#Denial

Media organizations and journalists' families face a wall of silence and an unfeeling bureaucracy that refuses to give clear and credible answers to questions.
Aidan White
#Bureaucracy