The White House and State Department need to rev up the engine of public diplomacy and make it more central to U.S. foreign policy. Forcefully defending press freedom would be a good way to start. The world will take note.
It is tragic when journalists are killed going about their work, and it is natural to want someone or something to blame. But if every protester can hold up a camera or write a blog and then claim protection, how can journalists demand protection?