Producers Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, and Nicole Salazar from Democracy Now! were arrested while reporting on street demonstrations at the Republican National Convention. All three journalists were released today. Also arrested was Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke.
This video shows Amy Goodman being placed under arrest:
Nicole Salazar shot this footage of her own arrest:
Joint letter urges congressional action on Jamal Khashoggi case
March 14, 2019 2:39 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 10 human rights and press freedom groups in sending a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) leadership urging congressional action in the pursuit of justice for murdered Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi....
Leak prosecutions under Trump chill national security beat
March 6, 2019 3:08 PM ET
When President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, was asked at his confirmation hearing in January whether he would ever consider jailing a journalist, Barr paused for about eight seconds, then said he could "conceive of a situation" where a journalist is jailed as a "last resort."...
Dark side of sports journalism as fans harass female reporters online
February 28, 2019 11:10 AM ET
"I say we put her email address in all the porn sites. From FSU with love," one user wrote on 247Sports.com, a CBS message-board about college and professional sports. The FSU stands for Florida State University and the "her" is ESPN investigative journalist Paula Lavigne....
From fake news to enemy of the people: An anatomy of Trump's tweets
January 30, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections to the end of his second year in office, U.S. President Donald Trump has sent 1,339 tweets about the media that were critical, insinuating, condemning, or threatening. In lieu of formal appearances as president, Trump has tweeted over 5,400 times...
For local female journalists in US, rape threats, stalkers, harassment can come with the beat
January 17, 2019 4:33 PM ET
In 2016, the FBI told a local TV journalist that she wasn't safe sleeping in her own home. Her TV station, which covers a major American city, hired an off-duty police officer to guard the parking lot when she arrived at work. Even for a journalist covering organized crime,...