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‘It is becoming unbearable:’ Journalists say they have become ‘scapegoats’ at anti-vaccine protests

Journalists covering demonstrations against COVID-19 countermeasures have been called “terrorists,” “pedophiles,” “murderers,” and “scumbags.” Protesters have harassed and assaulted members of the press, and told them that “the nooses are ready.” Threats like these have become increasingly familiar for reporters in Europe and the United States, where the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a CPJ partner,…

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Demonstrators in Italy attack two journalists during COVID-19 protests

Berlin, September 8, 2021–Italian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate recent attacks on journalists covering COVID-19 protests, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that reporters can cover events of public interest safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 28, a group of demonstrators protesting the government’s recent measures to curb COVID-19…

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