Absurd charges brought against reporters covering Occupy Wall Street movement

Date Written:  2011-11-09
Publisher:  Reporters without Borders
Year Published:  2011
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13882

Journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement’s protests and marches are not only exposed to police brutality but also to a sort of judicial lottery when detained. The situation varies from state to state, according to local laws, but the freedom to report news and information is being violated almost everywhere, not only for professional journalists but also for bloggers and for activists who want to cover the protests themselves.

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