Crazy Courage: How International Journalists Persist
Poor stage lighting left two of the seven international journalists in the dark. An even worse sound system alternately emitted eardrum-splitting cracks and silence. It was an apt metaphor for the challenges these journalists face daily. They maneuvered around the audio-visual obstacles during the May 17 “Journalism and Democracy” panel the same way they tackle more consequential ones in their home countries — with equanimity, collaboration and ingenuity, passing around one functioning mic and raising their voices to speak without amplification.
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