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Washington Post reporter knocked to the ground during protests

Washington Post reporter Dalton Bennett thrown to the ground by riot police. pic.twitter.com/4I442QhEqM — Alex Emmons (@AlexanderEmmons) January 20, 2017 Dalton Bennett, a political video reporter at The Washington Post, was thrown to the ground by police today while covering the protests against President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. According to reporter Alex … Read More
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Covering the inauguration: A resource guide

Several advocacy organizations are making tips, hotlines and resources available to journalists to help protect them while covering Donald Trump's inauguration this week. Below, you'll find them gathered them here in one place, separated by topic. Related training: Access denied: Your rights when government shuts media out Know your rights As it did during coverage of Ferguson, the National … Read More
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Committee to Protect Journalists saw a spike in donations after Meryl Streep's speech

Courtney Radsch was just sitting down to watch the Golden Globes when Meryl Streep came on. Radsch, a fan of Streep's, sat down to watch the awards show with her husband and heard the Academy Award-winning actress make an unexpected plug for the Committee to Protect Journalists. "That was pretty exciting," said Radsch, advocacy director at CPJ. "I don’t think … Read More
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Panama Papers journalists around the globe are being threatened

In late July, Moussa Aksar, the director of Niger’s L’Évènement newspaper, answered his phone and heard a familiar voice warning him that he was, once again, in danger. “Be careful,” a friendly source told Aksar. “Look out for yourself and be careful what you say on the phone.” Aksar had just published Niger’s first exposé from the Panama Papers, the … Read More
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President-elect Donald Trump resumes his attack on the press

That didn't take long. Less than a week after the election, President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday took up his ongoing crusade against journalists with a trio of tweets aimed at The New York Times: The @nytimes states today that DJT believes "more countries should acquire nuclear weapons." How dishonest are they. I never said this! … Read More
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As threats worsen, here's how to stay safe and sane while covering the presidential race

For Melanie Mason, the whiplash of covering the 2016 presidential campaign came at a recent rally for GOP candidate Donald Trump in Cincinnati. Mason, a reporter with the Los Angeles Times, isn't traveling with Trump's press pool right now. Instead, she flies commercial and gets to rallies early to talk to people. That's what she did in Ohio, leaving her … Read More
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Trump supporters are targeting journalists with anti-Semitic abuse on Twitter

A report released Wednesday by the Anti-Defamation League found that some supporters of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump are targeting Jewish reporters on Twitter with anti-Semitic abuse. The ADL studied tweets sent from August of 2015 to July of 2016 and found 19,253 anti-Semitic tweets aimed at 800 journalists. Ten of the journalists, who are all … Read More
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Journalist detained over criminal defamation complaint in Bangladesh

"Bangladeshi journalist Siddiqur Rahman Khan has been detained since September 1 after a criminal defamation complaint was filed against him under Article 57 of the 2006 Information and Communication Technology Act, according to news reports."

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American journalist Lindsey Snell detained in Turkey for 'violating a military zone'

After being kidnapped and then escaping in Syria, freelance reporter Lindsey Snell has been detained in Turkey. "A State Department official said the U.S. government was aware of Snell's presence in Syria and that helping her to get to a safe location was the agency's consistent and overriding goal."

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IOC created a way for journalists to report press freedom violations

"The IOC plans to use the reporting mechanism - which is available to all journalists, freelance or staff, accredited or unaccredited - to convey verified complaints to the relevant authorities for resolution. It is accessible in English and French."

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In Turkey, 'it seems the critical press is defenseless at the moment'

Emre Kizilkaya was having dinner with his family in Istanbul on the night the Turkish military staged a coup. He noticed, first, emails about low flying F-16s in Ankara. Then, he saw friends tweeting that the traffic in Istanbul was horrible. He thought, then, that it was an anti-terror exercise. Kizilkaya, the digital content coordinator for the daily newspaper Hurriyet, … Read More
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Report: More than 80 media organizations shut down in Turkey

In the wake of a failed coup attempt earlier this month, more than 80 news outlets in Turkey have been shut down by the government, CNNTurk reported Wednesday. That includes 16 television stations, 23 radio organizations, 15 magazines, 45 newspapers and 29 publishing and distribution channels. The shutdown comes as journalists in Turkey have been targeted for … Read More
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A tug-of-war for power in Turkey, with journalists in the middle

As an attempted military coup unfolded Turkey Friday night, reports on social media pointed to a community of journalists under duress as armed invaders attempted to sway reporters through intimidation. Several Turkish news organizations published reports on Twitter, Facebook and their websites indicating they were being forcibly interrupted as they tried to gather news. Meanwhile, audiences turned to live video … Read More
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