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CPJ strongly condemns trespassing conviction of Asheville Blade reporters in North Carolina

Washington, D.C, June 16, 2023—In response to the Friday, June 16, jury decision finding Asheville Blade reporters Matilda Bliss and Veronica Coit guilty of trespassing while covering police activity, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “We are gravely concerned by the jury’s guilty verdict in the trial of Asheville Blade reporters Matilda…

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CPJ calls on North Carolina county to grant court access, drop charges against journalist

Washington, D.C., December 10, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Alamance County Court in central North Carolina to grant journalists regular access to court proceedings and for the county district attorney to drop charges against local reporter Tomas Murawski.   Visiting district court Judge Fred Wilkins has twice refused to allow the media…

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