A filmmaker assassinated.
A Russian journalist murdered.
And now, a Turkish-Armenian journalist has been shot dead.
These are but a few incidents in a world of increasing intolerance for freedom of speech and expression.
Their viewpoints may have been incendiary. Their words may have induced hatred among some. Even so, do we really want to live in a world where artists can’t speak their mind without the threat of violence?
Whether the Armenian slaughter was genocide or not, a man should be able to walk the streets of his country without being gunned down for his words.
Hrant Dink has become another martyr for freedom of speech. We don’t need anymore.