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In a place where journalists’ freedom is under threat, Lyra McKee was a fearless voice of truth

Amnesty and Reporters Without Borders have both highlighted the risk to journalists in Northern Ireland. After McKee's death, it's time politicians and press across the UK took the lives of its people seriously

By Anna Cafolla  

A message of condolence for 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee which has been graffittied on to the Free Derry Corner. Photo: PA

“We were the Good Friday Agreement generation, destined to never witness the horrors of war but to reap the spoils of peace,” Lyra McKee writes in her staggering ‘Suicide of the Ceasefire Babies’, a piece on Northern Ireland’s escalating suicide rate, where more have taken their own lives in the 16 years following the Troubles than died during them. “The spoils just never seemed to reach us.”

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