Media, Press Freedom, Social Justice

Six journalists arrested after covering inauguration protest

A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer and a freelance reporter were each charged with the most serious level of offense under Washington DC’s law against rioting, after being caught up in the police action against demonstrators.

Journalists Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America had also been arrested and charged with felonies while covering the inauguration protests.

Click here to read Guardian article for more details.

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has called for the district of Columbia to drop all charges against the six journalists. Click here to read the full article published by CJFE.


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