Shield Law

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CPJ joins call urging U.S. Senate to advance the PRESS Act

The Committee to Protect Journalists Monday joined nearly 40 other press freedom and civil liberty organizations in a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging him to advance the PRESS Act in a 2022 end-of-year omnibus bill. The legislation would create a federal shield law that would protect journalists from being forced to…

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Security camera footage shows police during a raid on the home of freelancer Bryan Carmody, in San Francisco, on May 10. Officers confiscated electronic devices and documents. (Bryan Carmody)

San Francisco police raid freelancer Bryan Carmody’s home

New York May 13, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a raid by San Francisco police on the home of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, and called on authorities to immediately return electronic devices, documents, and other seized property.

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