48 news orgs send letter protesting ‘lack of information’ in Ferguson
Forty eight media organizations signed a letter to the Ferguson, Missouri chief of police, the St. Louis County chief of police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol protesting police treatment of reporters in Ferguson, Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press reported on Friday.
As organizations that cover news and defend the rights of journalists to gather the news, we write to express our deep concern over the unwarranted detention of two journalists on Wednesday and with other reports of police intimidation and harassment of journalists in Ferguson. It is also extremely troubling that the police have not been more timely in releasing the records surrounding these incidents and the shooting of Michael Brown.
Several media organizations, including the National Press Photographers Association and Al Jazeera America, sent letters to Ferguson police on Wednesday.