CPJ concerned by attacks on journalists in London

The Committee to Protect Journalists is aggrieved by reports that journalists covering the riots in London and other cities are being attacked.

“We are very concerned that the social unrest has spread to aggression against journalists,” said Joel Simon, CPJ Executive Director. “News organizations must take precautions, but we hope demonstrators recognize that it is in the public interest for journalists, as independent observers, to witness and report the facts.”

The unrest, which swept through London three days ago and has now reached other cities, has left one person dead, according to news reports.