Media group calls on mayors to respect journalists’ rights at Occupy events

Free Press
Media reform organization Free Press has delivered a petition to the nation’s mayors urging them to protect the rights of journalists covering Occupy rallies. The group says 30 journalists have been arrested at rallies, and it’s tracking those arrests on a Google docs spreadsheet and a Storify page. Free Press delivered its petition with more than 40,000 signatures to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. | Related: Reporters say police kept them away from an NYC Occupy protest outside an Obama fundraiser | Occupy Wall Street protests a top story on blogs

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  • Area46 MediaCom

    It’s very telling that NO ONE wants journalists at Occupy events, neither law enforcement or protestors.

    Hopefully the depth of hate leveled at mainstream reporters from both sides resonates deeply within their ranks.

    No one trusts you because you’ve proven time and again you’d sell out your mother for a buck.

    Stay home. CJ’s are more than capable of covering the story.