St Bride's Listen Online: A Mission in Peril

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A Mission in Peril

A Mission in Peril

A Commemorative Service was held at St Bride's Church on Tuesday 12th November, 2013 at 6:30pm.

The word "mission" implies a sense of vocation, a calling to go to the frontiers and trouble-spots of the world to understand, to interpret and to bear witness. It is a word with unmistakably religious connotations but it is also an appropriate description of the journalist's duty to keep in touch with all that is happening in the world, to spot the events of significance, and to relay them to others in a form which can be readily understood.

Public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. As journalists we further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Recent events in the Middle East and especially in Syria have highlighted the importance of accurate reporting on the ground and the risks associated with this.

This year, our title "A Mission In Peril: Celebrating The Media in Troubled Times" refers not only to those on the front line, but to everyone in an industry which more than ever faces perils now and uncertainty ahead.

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So tonight we remember once again all whose mission it is to bring us the news, sometimes at terrible cost, and we celebrate the profession of journalism, and the priceless value of freedom of speech.

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