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Journalists covering Standing Rock face charges as police arrest protesters

A banner is unveiled near a camp of Dakota Access pipeline protesters. Several journalists covering the Standing Rock protests are facing charges. (AP/David Goldman)V(AP Photo/David Goldman)

For months, environmental protesters have clashed with police and private security companies over plans for the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.7 billion project that opponents say will destroy Native American sites and affect the region's water supply. While mainstream media have covered flashpoints in the protests, a core of mostly freelance, left-wing, and Native American outlets have remained at the site to provide daily coverage.

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January 26, 2017

Q&A with Edom Kassaye of Zone 9

Please join the Committee to Protect Journalists for a Q&A session with Edom Kassaye of the Zone 9 bloggers at Columbia Journalism School on January 26, 2017, from 12 to 2 pm. Along with four other bloggers from the Zone 9 collective, Kassaye was arrested and charged with incitement and terrorism in late April 2014. The charges were ultimately dropped, and Kassaye was released on July 8, 2015.

This event marks the launch of CPJ's #FreeThePress campaign, intended to raise awareness and take action on the cases of 10 journalists around the world imprisoned on anti-state charges such as terrorism.

WHAT: Q&A with Edom Kassaye of Zone 9

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 12 to 2 pm.

WHERE: Pulitzer Hall The Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School, New York

Learn more about the #FreeThePress Campaign

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