Journalist Robert Cox and the Newspaper That Published Dangerous Truths
The Buenos Aires Herald ceased publication in July of 2017, almost 141 years after its founding. The paper became famous, however, only in the latter part of the 20th century, for exposing the forced disappearances of Argentinians during the 1976-83 military dictatorship. Other newspapers in the country whitewashed this chapter of Argentina’s history.
The English-language paper’s editor during this dangerous, violent period was British journalist Robert Cox. The Charleston resident joins Walter Edgar to talk about how and why he transformed his newspaper into one that risked seeking the truth at a time when that action could cost one’s life.
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