CPJ calls on US local law enforcement to ensure journalist safety amid protests
Amid protests against police violence, CPJ calls on law enforcement in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and other cities across the United States to respect journalists’ rights and refrain from charging members of the press for doing their jobs. In a letter to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, CPJ joins nearly 30 other press freedom and media organizations in expressing concern about treatment of journalists by police, including detention and use of less-lethal weapons. (Photo: Reuters/Leah Millis)
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