We ignore the tribulations of journalists at our own peril

A memorial to Anna Politkovskaya outside her apartment in Moscow, where she was assassinated in 2006. Image credit: John Martens via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain).

The news of three men being charged in the case of the assault on British journalist Owen Jones serves to remind us in the United Kingdom and globally the perils which challenge the profession.

Just this week, on October 7th, we marked the anniversary of the assassination of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya — an event The Guardian described as “the murder