Covering police violence protests in the US

Reporters have been attacked and arrested while covering protests following the death of George Floyd.

Follow our coverage at the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a partnership between CPJ and Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Read CPJ’s safety advisory for covering the U.S. protests over police violence, and editor’s checklist for preparing assignments.

For more information about the type of assistance CPJ provides, please visit CPJ Emergencies.

CPJ’s advocacy

CPJ calls on local authorities across the country to instruct police not to target journalists and to exempt media from curfew restrictions. CPJ’s board of directors writes a rare letter, calling on local authorities to let journalists do their jobs safely and to hold attackers to account.

Police arrest protesters refusing to get off the streets during an imposed curfew while marching in a solidarity rally calling for justice regarding the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)