Moments like this, the ousting of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, make me remember how much I love journalism and why I chose to dedicate my life to it. Events like this are so important, not just for Egypt, but for the region and the world. There’s an immediate and lasting need for information when something this big happens. People need to know that the army has ousted him, they need to know who is in charge now and they need to know what comes next. And we, the journalists, get to be the people who explain the future of an entire nation to the rest of the world.
At this pivotal moment in Egyptian history, journalists are the ones entrusted with disseminating the most important information. Information which will be used to build a new, democratic society. I cannot imagine a more important, or more fulfilling, job than this.