Reporters have been attacked and arrested while covering protests following the death of George Floyd.
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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.
- CPJ, other groups call on Trump and U.S. governors to speak out for press freedom
- Opinion: Journalists, attacked by police and rioters alike, must build local bridges
Press freedom and the protests
- Charges remain against journalists arrested during George Floyd protests
- Maynard Institute’s Martin G. Reynolds on challenges facing Black journalists and how US media needs to change
- CPJ, multimedia news agencies call on US governors to investigate police attacks on photojournalists during protests
- Trump, U.S. governors must stand up for press freedom, CPJ and other groups say
- International groups call on Trump to speak up for press freedom
- Editors’ Checklist: Preparing for U.S. protest assignments
- In rare letter, CPJ board calls on U.S. local authorities to halt arrests, assaults on journalists
- CPJ board demands U.S. local authorities halt assaults on journalists