You are alive, you have to do it.
February 6, 2011 5:54 AM Subscribe
I've never known of a single colleague who has been tortured, or who lives with the threat of death and persecution for their work, in such a confused state of mind that they believe that working in the defence of individual and collective freedoms is an act of heroism. We know full well that it is nothing more than an exercise in survival and shared dignity.
Mexican journalist, feminist and human rights activist Lydia Cacho
on the motivations behind and costs of working under constant threat of death and torture.