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Journalist April Ehrlich facing criminal charges over reporting on homelessness in Oregon

Washington, D.C., September 25, 2020 —The Medford Police Department in southwest Oregon should drop all charges against journalist April Ehrlich, and refrain from filing criminal charges against members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On the morning of September 22, Medford police arrested Ehrlich, a reporter for National Public Radio affiliate…

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CPJ calls on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to support press freedom

CPJ writes to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to express our concern regarding his treatment of two National Public Radio reporters, and his characterization of the media as “unhinged.”

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen in Washington, D.C., on January 7, 2020. Pompeo recently berated an NPR reporter, and the State Department barred another reporter from traveling with the secretary. (Reuters/Tom Brenner)

US state department bars NPR reporter from flight, calls media ‘unhinged’

Washington, D.C., January 28, 2020 — The U.S. State Department should allow reporters from National Public Radio to cover the department freely and without harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Knowing how law and technology meet at US borders

Border crossings have long posed a risk for journalists. In many nations, reporters and photographers alike have been subjected to questioning and having their electronic devices searched, if not also copied. But more recently, protecting electronically stored data has become a greater concern for journalists, including those who are U.S. citizens, upon entering or leaving…

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