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Tracking and cataloging press freedom violations in the United States. A project of @FreedomofPress and @pressfreedom. DM or email tips@pressfreedomtracker.us

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The FBI announced charges against six former eBay employees for their alleged participation in a campaign of harass… https://t.co/YGP909fJwHFreelance journalist @macfathom describes the May 30 anti-police brutality protest as “the most mayhem I’ve seen on… https://t.co/qR8x46pADAWe're continuing to collect and document press freedom violations across the United States, including those occurri… https://t.co/3X5e9DpmZ9Leonardo Castañeda, reporter for The (San Jose) Mercury News and East Bay Times, was briefly detained by local poli… https://t.co/ok19rjPxqt“I was instantly incapacitated.” — @EastCountyMag photojournalist Henri Migala was struck by nearly half a dozen pe… https://t.co/Y6Ydlvf7mxOn May 29, CNN’s Omar Jimenez was arrested on-air. Shortly after, other officers detained photojournalist Leonel Me… https://t.co/PEhin4pBan
7/10
2020
Photojournalist @macfathom describes the May 30 anti-police brutality protest as “the most mayhem I’ve seen on the… https://t.co/ToWUIQAXIAIn Reno on May 30, reporter Don Dike-Anukam curled into a ball on the ground, trying his best to protect himself an… https://t.co/djkBFQrfB7If you are a journalist — or know of one — who has been attacked, seriously threatened, denied access by a public o… https://t.co/13jvO2HzhS“What’s happened in 70 cities in more than 30 states across the nation in one month is unlike anything we’ve seen i… https://t.co/ZKHAZZD0i2
Retweeted by U.S. Press Freedom Tracker @William53087455 It's hard to say, but we are following three cases that have already been brought against police b… https://t.co/wBDqJirLO9“Suddenly my camera was shot out of my hands and I felt a lot of pain in my right hand.” — photographer Joe Piette… https://t.co/HMbuCuZup4
7/9
2020
"They had to have been aiming at me." — Jenn Dize was wearing Status Coup press credentials and carrying a monopod… https://t.co/t8Qm7h8PrdDM or email tips@pressfreedomtracker.us https://t.co/hcBAbHBZlq“When I got hit in the head, I couldn’t make decisions anymore. I just curled up into the fetal position.” — Freela… https://t.co/LS8j3w9SkRAsbury Park Press journalist Gustavo Martínez Contreras arrested on June 1 while covering New Jersey protests; char… https://t.co/CS6LgSahMADarius Radzius, a New York radio reporter, was attacked by an unknown assailant in Brooklyn on May 30 shortly after… https://t.co/g3aSh9JtC9Freelance photographer hit with projectile on June 1 while covering protests near Louisville’s Jefferson Square : https://t.co/OuENbXTBSL
7/8
2020
DM or email tips@pressfreedomtracker.us https://t.co/GVX1P2ydY1After telling officers they were press, @KATVNews digital reporter Kaitlin Barger reiterated they were working and… https://t.co/wizLLqVW2GTwo @KATVNews colleagues were also detained — reporter Paige Cushman was livestreaming the march : https://t.co/1JCwVsMo6cMultiple journalists detained on a bridge while covering protests in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 2: Josh Snyde… https://t.co/76frz546wW
7/7
2020
Despite identifying as press, multiple journalists shot at with projectiles by Minneapolis law enforcement while co… https://t.co/rtYz5ig0hT“It felt like someone took a baseball bat and set it on fire and hit me in the leg.” — TRT World journalist struck… https://t.co/pRNifG6jcFIf you are a journalist — or know of one — who has been attacked, seriously threatened, denied access by a public o… https://t.co/12Fsas0AUO“...I had clearly displayed my press badge.” While reporting on protests for @mlnow on June 3, Julian Mark was told… https://t.co/PpfEAxjzHX @servo59293381 Whoops! You are correct. Apologies for the mix-up and here's the correct link : https://t.co/A7u8naqK80“I said I am a member of the press, and they ignored that.” — Sakura Sato was arrested and charged with violating c… https://t.co/8F9x3dzpoQJournalist briefly detained, another arrested, while covering sit-in against San Francisco curfew on June 2 : @KQEDhttps://t.co/Jvdl8LvnOe
7/6
2020
Update: In response to the re-classification of 9 Chinese media bureaus under the FMA by U.S. State Department, the… https://t.co/FGJYR2fSy4DM or email tips@pressfreedomtracker.us https://t.co/BV8jQTynDX“I am now holding and displaying my Secret Service-issued White House hard pass in my hand.” Despite this, Yahoo Ne… https://t.co/EPC7tJcEQMNetwork reporters tweet a FOX 9 news vehicle was hit with rubber bullets, cracking its windshield during May 30 pro… https://t.co/x9vsZMdT7m
7/5
2020
That’s it for #The1stOnThe4th! See what incidents we’ve documented in your state by visiting… https://t.co/vTV4q8qhRY#Georgia : Photojournalist Alyssa Pointer was detained while documenting a Black Lives Matter protest in Atlanta fo… https://t.co/w2dlWc4hTu#SouthCarolina : In April 2019, Pastor Hope Carpenter appeared to threaten Greenville News during a sermon. “I cut… https://t.co/inEsr167BQ#NorthCarolina : Photojournalists Ethan Hyman and Brad Simmons were struck by projectiles fired by police while cov… https://t.co/rheALKHhSC#Virginia : In April, arrest warrants were issued for two journalists after they visited Liberty University’s campu… https://t.co/OMkpo7LF5t#Maryland : Freelance photojournalist Timothy Wolfer tear-gassed and shot with a rubber bullet while covering a pro… https://t.co/EpeGkSM1SP#Delaware : The Dover Post’s Andre Lamar told officers he was a journalist at least nine times. He was detained any… https://t.co/MMUPPKhFLI#Pennsylvania : Photojournalist Matt Rourke was assaulted by a bystander while covering event for @AP involving Phi… https://t.co/kLucTWKrHsAbout halfway through! All day, @uspresstracker is celebrating #The1stOnThe4th by bringing attention to First Amend… https://t.co/hMvw7IumZi#NewJersey : Gustavo Martínez Contreras, a multimedia journalist for the Asbury Park Press, was arrested while cove… https://t.co/TNKoyPtj1r#NewYork : Freelance journalist Nick Pinto was pushed to ground by officers while covering a Black Lives Matter pro… https://t.co/qNnKzWuY8C#Connecticut : In May 2019, Hearst Connecticut Media reporter @Tara_ONeill was arrested while covering a protest co… https://t.co/9SjOK9gCuU#RhodeIsland : In April 2018, a Superior Court Judge ordered members of the press not to contact jurors. After the… https://t.co/KrvtWXAMHK#Massachusetts : Freelance journalist Sam Bishop says a police officer singled him out with projectiles as he was c… https://t.co/rNsZ7VjNaI#NewHampshire : In January 2018, Strafford County prosecutors attempted to compel the @FostersDailyDem to turn over… https://t.co/VeW4Um0qrLAll day, @uspresstracker is celebrating #The1stOnThe4th by bringing attention to the most recent First Amendment ag… https://t.co/DIejjmZhtH
7/4
2020
Keith Boykin, a freelance journalist and CNN political commentator, was arrested while covering a protest in Manhat… https://t.co/3Z00egRKmMA student journalist at the University of Maryland was chased by police and maced three times while covering protes… https://t.co/2eLXTzPWffAs protests began in late May — spurred by the death of George Floyd — reports of aggressions against journalists b… https://t.co/5eBpViIe10Two @journalsentinel reporters were caught up in tear gas clouds and pepper-sprayed by police in Madison, Wisconsin… https://t.co/uSk094pt8x
7/3
2020
A @dallasnews photographer caught a foam round on the back of his thigh while documenting police advancing toward p… https://t.co/KhcM6jSTqA“I always make an intentional effort to look officers in the eye. If I have to move I will move.” — While filming i… https://t.co/2bhYUlF2rc“It felt unprovoked. It wasn’t crowd control.” — @WHYY reporter Avi Wolfman-Arent arrested while covering Philadelp… https://t.co/vi401UWLaBIn the past 30 days, more than 480 aggressions have been reported to the @uspresstracker from the public, our part… https://t.co/9UnXvDxv1hThe Dover Post’s Andre Lamar told officers he was a journalist at least nine times. He was detained anyway while re… https://t.co/eDj4UPPrP1“[I]t’s definitely been an aggressive atmosphere where it doesn’t really matter if you’re press or not.” — Photojou… https://t.co/VB59DTUTZADM or email tips@pressfreedomtracker.us https://t.co/ecthhBvYcwAfter telling officers they were press, @KATVNews digital reporter Kaitlin Barger reiterated they were working and… https://t.co/e9Id3sfqRMTwo @KATVNews colleagues were also detained — reporter Paige Cushman was also livestreaming the march : https://t.co/1JCwVsMo6cMultiple journalists detained on a bridge while covering protests in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 2: Josh Snyde… https://t.co/7FSG3D723tICYMI: Watch our Instagram Q&A with Kirstin McCudden (@TrackerKK), the managing editor of @uspresstracker, in which… https://t.co/ixrUoHoraw
Retweeted by U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.@CityBeatCincy news editor Nick Swartsell said he was pushed away by police while filming arrests during Cincinnat… https://t.co/DncaHW3yKt“I am deprived of the tools of my trade for no good reason.” -- Photojournalist Alan Pogue says police refused to r… https://t.co/DSOfiEHahA“Are you aware that I am a member of the press?” — Dallas journalist, after being hit with projectiles, identifies… https://t.co/nl3A06DBdj.@CityBeatCincy news editor Nick Swartsell said he was pushed away by police while filming arrests during Cincinnat… https://t.co/Z1517wVCIs
7/2
2020
What a difference a month makes (left: from June 1; right: from June 30). Over 480 press freedom aggressions have… https://t.co/UK2MIig9CI
Retweeted by U.S. Press Freedom Tracker“We’re press, we’re press!” — Two APM reporters identify as media as an officer brandishes his weapon at them in Mi… https://t.co/C8ylJncrZZAlso last night in Portland: https://t.co/pn0DEObdRhLast night in Portland: https://t.co/yTk5hnwmwkLast night in Portland. The video ends after the phone is knocked from @TheRealCoryElia's hand and a voice is heard… https://t.co/Z0fZiyAT3dAs #BlackLivesMatter protests began in late May — spurred by the death of George Floyd — reports of aggressions aga… https://t.co/ksZi8FCg0JCities with the most reported incidents *71 total cities, 35 states* Minneapolis (74) Washington, D.C. (33) New Y… https://t.co/cR4PAP28bfThese numbers represent incidents reported to us against journalists while covering protests from May 26 through la… https://t.co/OdUaHpVcVL“I am deprived of the tools of my trade for no good reason.” — Photojournalist Alan Pogue says police refused to re… https://t.co/3aAZJkejNALatest reported aggressions against the press as of 10am EDT July 1 *484+ total press freedom incidents* 64+ arre… https://t.co/FeP3g56XfFTwo @reviewjournal journalists hit with pepper-ball projectiles before they could show authorities their press badg… https://t.co/WsIviEAPtY“[I]t’s definitely been an aggressive atmosphere where it doesn’t really matter if you’re press or not.” — Photojou… https://t.co/nsNNbKhdXl
7/1
2020
“I’m left wondering what I could have done to make it any more apparent that I was working press.” — Photojournalis… https://t.co/Ati6mNBs8a @macfathom Apologies Nick! We've already corrected the piece and will be sure to correctly identify you in any future posts.“The supervisor at the scene walks by so I tell him that we’re press, and he says, ‘You’re the least of my prioriti… https://t.co/vDuY8Rmke6Reporting partners both detained while covering protests in downtown Los Angeles on May 31. “We’re press!” yells ou… https://t.co/J3YbhmZTttTomorrow is @uspresstracker newsletter release day — subscribe now to get it direct in your inbox : https://t.co/4gLRYsxwcP“I’m left wondering what I could have done to make it any more apparent that I was working press.” — Photojournalis… https://t.co/1sJfUoqb3Z @aaron_con_choco “The supervisor at the scene walks by so I tell him that we’re press, and he says, ‘You’re the lea… https://t.co/6uohwcFsWnThis past weekend in Portland: https://t.co/1wesdNR2J9Today in Graham, North Carolina: https://t.co/stDgpxWxYthttps://t.co/k753pDrsTpReporting partners both detained while covering protests in downtown Los Angeles on May 31. “We’re press!” yells ou… https://t.co/umKdd3tbSeIndividual in D.C.’s Lafayette Park punches reporter, interrupting his livestream on May 30: https://t.co/YHTfULrpNc
6/30
2020
The Dover Post’s Andre Lamar told officers he was a journalist at least nine times. He was detained anyway while re… https://t.co/5PjhM4KmixJournalist @nswartsell says police pulled him by the bandana around his neck, pushed him while he reported from Cin… https://t.co/YZ8TpSuOINWatch live: The House Natural Resources Committee hearing on the incident between U.S. Park Police and protesters n… https://t.co/DlEPyampMbIf you are a journalist — or know of one — who has been assaulted, arrested, seriously threatened or had equipment… https://t.co/0cAogLqbnhThese numbers represent incidents reported to us against journalists while covering protests from May 26 through la… https://t.co/cKKJaFxymbLatest reported aggressions against the press as of June 29 **470+ total press freedom incidents** 62+ arrests 11… https://t.co/ZZFL3uwR1XPhotojournalist pushed to ground by officers while covering a Brooklyn protest on June 4: https://t.co/Yf70r0qFMy“It felt unprovoked. It wasn’t crowd control.” — @WHYY reporter @Avi_WA arrested while covering Philadelphia protes… https://t.co/T1jfvKdXrV
6/29
2020

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