Amy Goodman

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Journalist Amy Goodman, pictured at an event in 2012, is facing a charge of rioting after covering protests in September. (AFP/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

North Dakota court to review rioting charge against Amy Goodman

New York, October 17, 2016–A U.S. court is due today to review a charge of rioting filed against broadcast journalist Amy Goodman, who filmed security guards using dogs and pepper spray to disperse protesters on September 3. The charge against the host of global news program Democracy Now! was filed October 14 by North Dakota…

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Roughly 1000 people gather to protest the construction of a pipeline near land reserved for Native Americans in the U.S. state of North Dakota, September 10, 2016. Authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of broadcast journalist Amy Goodman on trespassing charges in connection with her coverage of the protest. (AP/James MacPherson)

Arrest warrant for muckraking U.S. journalist

New York, September 12, 2016 — Prosecutors in the U.S. state of North Dakota should immediately drop all criminal charges against broadcast journalist Amy Goodman, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Goodman, who hosts the global news program Democracy Now!, faces criminal trespass charges in connection with her reporting on protests against the construction…

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Americas Developments

ATTACKS ON THE PRESS: 2009• Main Index AMERICAS Regional Analysis: • In the Americas, Big Brother is watching reporters Country Summaries • Argentina • Brazil • Colombia • Cuba • Ecuador • Honduras • Mexico • Nicaragua • United States • Venezuela • Other developments BOLIVIA An anonymous caller threatened Raphael Ramírez, editor of the…

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American journalist interrogated at Canadian border

New York, December 2, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the detention and interrogation of a U.S. journalist crossing the border into Canada. News host Amy Goodman of the syndicated, community-oriented radio and television program “Democracy Now!” was detained on Nov. 25 as she tried to cross the Canadian border south of Vancouver and questioned about her work. Goodman…

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Press freedom in the news 9/9/08

The San Francisco-based Web site Indy Media has posted another article about the arrests of journalists at the GOP Convention last week, with specific attention paid to the case of Democracy Now! reporter Amy Goodman. CPJ reported on the arrest of Goodman and other journalists covering the RNC last week, and posted videos of the…

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Dozens of journalists arrested while covering RNC

New York, September 5, 2008–Dozens of journalists were arrested while covering demonstrations on the third day of the Republican National Convention. They included two Associated Press reporters who, along with other members of the media, were documenting a few hundred protesters trapped by police on both sides of bridge over an interstate highway. The protesters…

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Four arrested covering protest at GOP convention

New York, September 2, 2008—A camera crew, broadcast host, and photographer were arrested Monday while covering protests at the Republican National Convention in St Paul, Minn. Police in downtown St. Paul swept up the journalists while arresting more than 250 other people during an unruly end to an otherwise peaceful anti-war protest, according to news…

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Democracy Now! producers arrested at RNC

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:

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Attacks on the Press 1999: East Timor

In August, as East Timor prepared to vote on whether to declare independence from Indonesia, military-backed, pro-Indonesia militias threatened, harassed and physically assaulted journalists covering the disputed territory. The attacks began shortly after the announcement in March of a United Nations-brokered agreement to hold an August 30 referendum on the independence issue. The Indonesian military…

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Indonesian authorities threaten to prosecute blacklisted U.S. journalist Allan Nairn

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned over reports that Indonesian authorities intend to prosecute American journalist Allan Nairn for entering the country in violation of immigration laws. Nairn’s name appears on a “blacklist” compiled by the Indonesian armed forces, barring the journalist from reporting in Indonesia.

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