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Whose debt?

Editor-in-chief Alessandra Galloni has told Reuters journalists covering the conflict in Gaza: “The world is in your debt.”


Such well-chosen words will inspire reporters and photographers working in difficult and dangerous conditions.


But I am sorry to hear that Reuters staff in Cairo, where I reported on the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, have had to call a strike because their wages are not keeping in line with economic conditions in Egypt.


For them the sad prospect seems to be: “Debt is in our world.” ■