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“I end up scrutinizing my own work to make sure that people don’t think I’m biased,” says Palestinian reporter @RZabaneh . That’s what I was so impressed with when I had the honor to work with Rania in Ramallah years ago. Here’s her thoughtful video essay:
Right now, they're singling out . But tomorrow it'll be Journalist X. And later Journalist Y and Z. It can happen very quickly. And of course, there's always something wrong with the reporter. They'll go back ten years to find something you misreported if they have to.
There is something extra perverse when authoritarians round up the sons and daughters of their target as well. Jimmy Lai has shown he's willing to give up his wealth, his freedom, for his convictions. So they go after the only thing that might break him: his children.