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    (CNN)Several shots ring out in quick succession, cutting through a clear, blue spring morning in Jenin, in the West Bank. Crack, crack, crack, crack, crack, crack, crack. The cameraman filming the scene scrambles backwards to take cover behind a low concrete wall. Then a man cries out in Arabic: "Injured! Shireen, Shireen, oh man, Shireen! Ambulance!"When the camera operator pans around the corner, Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh can be seen lying motionless, face down on the ground as another Palestinian reporter, Shatha Hanaysha, crouches down beside her, using a tree trunk for cover. Hanaysha reaches out and tries to rouse her as gunshots continue. There's no response. Both women are wearing helmets and blue protective vests marked "Press."In the moments that follow, a man in a white T-shirt makes several attempts to move Abu Akleh, but is forced back repeatedly by gunfire. Finally, after a few long minutes, he manages to drag her body from the street.The shaky video, filmed by Al Jazeera cameraman Majdi Banura, captures the scene when Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old Palestinian-American was killed by...
    Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams later condemned the outbreak as a "public health disaster." "A mass gathering occurring during a global pandemic — attended by government leaders, members of the media who’ve regularly reported on the pandemic, and even the Centers of Disease Control Prevention director and the chief medical adviser to the president — resulted in the infection of 70 attendees and counting," Adams wrote in an essay. But as CNN noted, it will be difficult to pin down the source of the WHCD outbreak because the main event is "bookended by dozens of parties held by news orgs and talent agencies." Still, questions loom considering every attendee was tested and vaccinated.
    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) – The Russians were hunting us down. They had a list of names, including ours, and they were closing in. We had been documenting the siege of the Ukrainian city by Russian troops for more than two weeks and were the only international journalists left in the city. We were reporting inside the hospital when gunmen began stalking the corridors. Surgeons gave us white scrubs to wear as camouflage. Suddenly at dawn, a dozen soldiers burst in: “Where are the journalists, for fuck’s sake?” I looked at their armbands, blue for Ukraine, and tried to calculate the odds that they were Russians in disguise. I stepped forward to identify myself. “We’re here to get you out,” they said. The walls of the surgery shook from artillery and machine-gun fire outside, and it seemed safer to stay inside. But the Ukrainian soldiers were under orders to take us with them. ___ Mstyslav Chernov is a video journalist for The Associated Press. This is his account of the siege of Mariupol, as documented with photographer Evgeniy Maloletka and told...
    Peng Shuai has given her first interview with an independent media outlet – but it has cut little ice with women's tennis authorities. Steve Simon, Chief Executive of the WTA Tour, on Monday night gave a sceptical reaction to her latest appearance, in which she downplayed fears for her well-being. The former Wimbledon doubles champion spoke in person with two reporters from French publication L'Equipe, accompanied by government minders. Peng Shuai was interviewed by foreign media in Beijing - with Chinese officials in the room RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Peng Shuai's Olympic 'forced confession': Communist minders... SPECIAL REPORT: China's Winter Olympics should be renamed... Martina Navratilova blasts Australian Open organisers as... Peng Shuai has all-but disappeared since her sexual assault... Share this article Share She repeated her assertions that allegations of sexual abuse she made in November via social media against former Chinese Vice-premier Zhang Gaoli were a 'misunderstanding'. Simon remains far from satisfied about the assurances she gave, and strongly doubts that she was speaking freely. 'Her recent...
    Carlos Martinez, an investigative journalist for El Pharaoh, has revealed that there is a secret agreement between the Salvador government and criminal gangs. His phone has been hacked 28 times by Pegasus. Jessica Orellana / Reuters The phones of at least 35 El Salvador journalists working in six different media outlets have been spied on by Pegasus software, according to a new report by the Canadian NGO Citizens’ Lab, which examined the phones of these journalists. Among the victims were the editor-in-chief and investigative journalistsLighthouse, A free media. In 2020, Lighthouse Revealed that there is an agreement between the government and the criminal gang, especially the more violent MS13 – which is vehemently denied by President Naib Pukele. Ask more Pegasus: At the center of a global investigation into phone spying According to Oscar Martinez, editor-in-chief of El Faro, “all newspaper services are targeted.” In all, the devices of twenty-two journalistsLighthouse Some were hacked several times until November 2021, the Citizen Lab report shows. Oscar Martinez, editor, has found his phone hacked forty-two times. “This is a...
    MENLO PARK (CBS NEWS) — Meta said Thursday that it removed roughly 1,600 fake accounts from Facebook and Instagram that were being used by seven “surveillance-for-hire” companies to target and compromise the accounts and devices of journalists and human rights activists around the world. The seven surveillance providers implicated in the report are located in China, Israel, India and North Macedonia. Their alleged operations targeted nearly 50,000 people in over 100 countries on behalf of individual clients, business, and law firms based in at least 23 countries, including the U.S., Israel, China, and Saudi Arabia, according to Meta. READ MORE: Cal/OSHA Board Approves New Workplace Restrictions For Vaccinated Employees“The global surveillance-for-hire industry targets people across the internet to collect intelligence, manipulate them into revealing information and compromise their devices and accounts,” Meta said in a blog post. “These companies are part of a sprawling industry that provides intrusive software tools and surveillance services indiscriminately to any customer regardless of who they target, or the human rights abuses they might enable.” READ MORE: UPDATE: Cupertino High School Lockdown LiftedMeta said the...
    "They told me, 'You cannot film,'" Naqdi said. "They arrested all those who were filming and took their phones." He said Taliban fighters tried to take his camera but he was able to hand it off to someone in the crowd before being dragged away and beaten. After several hours, the journalists were reportedly released and sent away without explanation. "You're lucky you weren't beheaded," the Taliban fighters reportedly told the journalists, according to Naqdi. "We were in so much pain that we couldn't move," Daryabi added. "They see us as enemies." Etilaat Roz journalist Nematullah Naqdi (left) reacts as his colleagues help him wear a shirt in their office in Kabul after being released from Taliban custody. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) Zaki Daryabi, chief of the Etilaat Roz newspaper, confirmed the beating to the AFP, adding that the Taliban's public claims of tolerance are worthless. Dozens of journalists have reportedly been accosted and detained in recent weeks. "This official speech is totally different from the reality that can be observed on the ground," he said.
    Several Afghan journalists who covered protests in Afghanistan said they were arrested and beaten by the Taliban. Nemat, a videographer for local newspaper Etilaat-e Roz, told The New York Times that he and his colleagues were on a street where dozens of women were protesting when Taliban militants from the police station took his camera and arrested him. Nemat said he showed the militants his identification card but they still accused him of organizing the protests. The Taliban reportedly took him to a room, tied his hands with a scarf and started beating him with a cable. Three of Nemat’s colleagues were also reportedly arrested when they arrived at the police station to request his release. The journalists were eventually released hours later by a Taliban official, according to the Times, who told them not to cover “illegal protests” going forward. A Times journalist who interviewed them said they had extensive patterns of bruising on their bodies, which looked like strikes from a cable or different blunt object. Zaki Daryabi, the publisher of Etilaat-e Roz, said the situation was “the first...
    Taliban fighters opened fire to disperse female protesters in Kabul today hours after the Islamists banned rallies. The militants announced a moratorium on demonstrations 'for the time being' last night after the group was humiliated by viral images of women standing up to them.  Footage purporting to show women protesters taking to the streets today also shows militants in military fatigues preventing demonstrators from gathering and shouting at them to disperse.  Gun shots and screams are then heard in the shaky footage, which MailOnline was unable to independently verify, before it hastily ends.  There were other reports demonstrators gathered near the Pakistan embassy in Kabul in defiance of the ban.   Harrowing images also emerged of journalists with angry welts and bruises after they were detained by Taliban fighters while covering protests.  Protest organisers had called off demonstrations after the ban was announced on Wednesday night amid a noticeably stronger armed Taliban presence - including special forces in military fatigues - on the streets of Kabul.  It comes after video posted online this week showed brave women demanding their rights in...
    Anti-vaccination demonstrators left, clash with counter-protesters during an anti-vaccination protest in front of the City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes Anti-vaccine protesters and counter-protesters clashed outside LA's City Hall on Saturday. An unidentified man was stabbed during the incident, LAPD said. At least two journalists who were attacked shared their accounts of the scene on social media.  10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. An anti-vaccine rally in downtown Los Angeles, California, turned violent on Saturday when a man was stabbed and at least two journalists were attacked, according to reports.  As KABC-TV reported, anti-vaxxers protesting against "medical tyranny" and counter-protestors gathered outside City Hall on Saturday afternoon. The demonstration was in response to recent COVID-19 vaccine mandates and escalated as brawls erupted, leaving one man wounded, according to The LA Times. A...
    Former New York Times journalist Barry Meier knocked his ex-employer and other members of the media for their uncritical coverage of the infamous Steele dossier.  Meier, who authored the book "Spooked" which delves into the industry of private spies, spoke at length with New York Magazine's Intelligencer about the controversial document shared by ex-British spy Christopher Steele that became the center of the Russia probe that investigated potential ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.  "I think I see the public as a much bigger victim," Meier said about the fallout of the Steele dossier. "I mean, I would not have devoted as much time to the dossier as I did unless I thought there was a larger social, public ramification to it. And to me, what the dossier came to represent was how the work of these private operatives is subsumed into a hyperpartisan media and becomes this narrative that half of the public believes and half of the public doesn’t believe." Meier explained to the Intelligencer that the point of his book wasn't to shame journalists for...
    Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper will publish its final edition on Thursday after police arrested five editors and executives and froze £1.65million in assets. The paper will stop publishing online from midnight tonight with the final print edition running tomorrow, while the digital version will no longer be accessible after Saturday. The end of the popular 26-year-old tabloid, which mixes pro-democracy discourse with racy celebrity gossip and investigations of those in power, has escalated alarm over media freedom and other rights in the Chinese-ruled city. Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper will publish its final edition on Thursday after police arrested five editors and executives and froze £1.65million in assets The paper's newsroom was raided by 200 police in August last year when owner and staunch Beijing critic Jimmy Lai was arrested on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces, and again by 500 police last week when five other executives were detained. Pictures of police officers sitting at reporters' desks and footage of them loading trucks with journalistic materials have sent chills through the media in the former British...
    Former President Donald Trump came under fire last week following reports that his Department of Justice (DOJ) investigated Democratic members of Congress, but new evidence suggests the effect on the congressmen was incidental. Democratic California Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were caught up in a DOJ leak investigation under the Trump administration in 2018, but they were not the specific targets of the subpoena that uncovered some of their information, CNN reported Monday. The DOJ was instead investigating a high-level staffer working on the House Intelligence Committee as a potential leak. (RELATED: Trump Jr. Says There’s a ‘99.9% Chance’ Rep. Adam Schiff Leaked His Intel Committee Testimony) The DOJ subpoenaed Apple in an attempt to identify people the staffer was connected to. Schiff and Swalwell were incidentally included in the list of names Apple provided to comply with the subpoena, in addition to former Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn, according to CNN. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) (L) and committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) return to a closed-door hearing with Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer...
    Four New York Times reporters had their phone records secretly seized by the Trump administration. But while similar reports from CNN and the Washington Post are seemingly uncovering the extent to which former President Trump used the administration to keep tabs on journalists, one of the four journalists says the moves are part of a "bipartisan pattern." "It happened in the Obama administration as well, which is why frankly I was angry but not surprised," White House reporter Matt Apuzzo said on CBSN Monday. "This U.S. Attorney's office in Washington has a history of just steamrolling the First Amendment." He compared it to tactics used by "prosecutors trying to break up a drug ring."  The Biden administration alerted the New York Times reporters that the former president's DOJ had seized records spanning across four months in 2017.  This latest revelation came after the outlet reported that a number of Times executives were aware of the government's efforts earlier this year, but were bound by a gag order that prevented them from sharing the information with their own editor and...
    Two teams of journalists have been attacked this Sunday when they tried to record the images of the mass in two Protestant churches in the Netherlands in which Sanitary measures were not respected to avoid contagion. The incidents have occurred in the churches of Urk and Krimpen aan den Ijssel, where hundreds of faithful they participated in religious ceremonies despite the express prohibition of the authorities. In both cases, journalists have been attacked in front of the churches. In Krimpen an den Ijssel, near Rotterdam, a 43-year-old man has repeatedly kicked and punched a television reporter, eyewitnesses have reported. Shortly after, the aggressor was taken out of the mass and detained, the Police have informed. In Urk, northeast of Amsterdam, a man has deliberately run over to a cameraman with his car. Informants were previously beaten by parishioners. The informants are slightly injured. Both the Police and the political class have condemned this violence. “Independent journalism is necessary for a constitutional democratic state,” said the Minister of Justice, Ferd Grapperhaus. Several deputies have reacted in a similar way. “Let...
    Anna Wintour tried to save the incoming editor of Teen Vogue, Alexi McCammond, it has been revealed - but could not stop her from being forced out less than two weeks after taking the job. McCammond was fired over anti-Asian tweets she wrote as a teenager, in 2011, which surfaced online and cost Conde Nast a seven-figure ad campaign.  McCammond's resurfaced tweets include one in which she wrote: 'Googling how to not wake up with swollen Asian eyes'. Another now-deleted tweet read: 'Give me a 2/10 on my chem problem, cross out all of my work and don't explain what I did wrong… thanks a lot stupid Asian T.A. you're great.' Wintour, the chief content officer and the global editorial director of Vogue, was aware of the decade-old racist tweets and discussed them with leaders of color at Condé Nast before the job was offered, The New York Times reported. Teen Vogue editor Alexi McCammond has resigned over racist, anti-Asian tweets she wrote as a teenager surfaced online. It emerged on Thursday that Conde Nast boss Anna Wintour knew about...
    Journalists faced increased violence in 2020, with 65 media members worldwide killed on the job, 17 more than the previous year, according to a report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). Both reporters and media workers were victims of violence caused by organized crime groups, extremists and sectarian organizations, the IJF said in its Annual Report on Killings of Journalists and Media Staff. The report focuses on journalists killed by targeted attacks, bomb attacks and crossfire. The group found that Mexico was the most dangerous country for journalists in 2020 based on total deaths, with 14 reporters killed last year. Mexico has topped the list in four of the past five years. Afghanistan was next with 10 deaths, followed by Pakistan with nine, India with eight, the Philippines and Syria with four each followed by Nigeria and Yemen with three killings each. Two journalists were killed in Iraq and Somali while Bangladesh, Cameroon, Honduras, Paraguay, Russia and Sweden each saw one killing. "In this regard, 2020 was no exception,” said IFJ General Secretary Anthony Bellanger about the report. “The ruthless reign of crime barons...
    The U.K. government expelled three Chinese spies who were posing as journalists in the past year, The Daily Telegraph revealed Thursday. A senior source within the British government confirmed that the three spies posed as journalists working “for three different Chinese media agencies” and had “set foot in the UK” in the past 12 months, according to The Daily Telegraph. The three were believed to be intelligence officers for Beijing’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), and arrived in the U.K. on visas that indicated they would be working in the media. ???? EXCL: Three Chinese spies who falsely posed as journalists have been expelled from Britain in past year. The three intelligence officers for Beijing’s Ministry of State Security arrived in UK on journalism visas under fake pretext of working in mediahttps://t.co/TYR8L4g5XG — Lucy Fisher (@LOS_Fisher) February 4, 2021 Officials also confirmed that the three were asked to leave following The Daily Telegraph’s report, according to The Guardian. The Chinese media companies that the individuals were claiming to work for were believed to be “complicit in these plots.” A...
    (CNN)Reporters, producers and photojournalists were our eyes and ears on Wednesday -- showing the world what was happening as a group of Trump supporters mobbed the US Capitol. Here's what some CNN journalists had to say about what it was like on the Hill.Alex Marquardt, senior national security correspondentI knew we were walking into a hostile crowd, but I had no idea how bad it would get. We arrived just moments before the rioters broke through the police line and stormed the building. To watch them scaling the walls with not a single law enforcement officer in sight was simply surreal. I've seen parliaments stormed, coups carried out and violent mobs attack journalists in other countries; to see it and to have it happen to me two miles from my house in my own country was just extraordinary.CNN's Donie O'Sullivan, Samantha Guff and Jeremy Moorhead, reporting on the scene outside of the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6. | Photo by Jeremy Moorhead, CNNJeremy Moorhead, CNN digital politics producer Read MoreOur team approached the west front of the Capitol after...
    (CNN)At least 50 journalists and media workers have been killed worldwide this year, the vast majority outside countries at war, according to an annual round-up by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).The review shows that journalists are increasingly being targeted and killed because of their work. Some 84% of journalists killed this year were deliberately targeted, up from 63% in 2019. This year's data covers January 1 to December 15.Journalists publishing investigative stories were particularly vulnerable to attacks. Just let journalists do our jobsTen journalists were killed after publishing investigations into cases of local corruption or misuse of public funds and four were killed for their stories on organized crime. Meanwhile, in what RSF noted as a new trend in 2020, seven journalists were killed while covering protests.Read MoreThe overall number of killings is down from 53 in 2019, with fewer journalists in the field this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.But the report notes a worrying increase in the killings of media workers in countries considered to be "at peace." In 2020, 68% of journalists killed were working in countries that...
    See the ballots for every college football coach on the Amway Coaches Poll panel The worst things no one tells you about retirement Dozens of Al Jazeera journalists iPhones were hacked using spyware from Israeli security company NSO Group, report claims © Provided by Business Insider Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images Sophisticated spyware was used to hack the phones of 36 Al Jazeera journalists, Citizen Lab said in a new report. Citizen Lab said the hack, which it dubbed "Kismet," could be traced back to software made by Israeli security company NSO Group. NSO Group denied any involvement. Citizen Lab said it believed the hack was ineffective against iPhones with the iOS 14 update, but that the scale of the hack prior to that update could be worryingly large. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Journalists at news organization Al Jazeera were targeted by an iPhone hack that sent iMessages loaded with malware, the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab reports. Load Error The hacking tool, dubbed "Kismet," was a zero-click, zero-day hack, meaning Apple had...
    CNN reporter Omar Jimenez is seen being arrested at the Minneapolis protests in May that followed the killing of George Floyd. CNN/Twitter Journalists arrested or detained while on the job in the United States this year totaled at least 117, according to a new report. In all of 2019, that number was nine, marking a 1,200% increase in 2020, largely driven by protests in the late spring and summer. In one week of protests that followed the killing of George Floyd, 71 reporters were arrested while on the job — more than the prior three years combined. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Journalists arrested or detained while on the job in the United States this year totaled at least 117, according to a new report by the Freedom of the Press Foundation. In all of 2019, that number was nine, marking a 1,200% increase in 2020, according to the report. The increase in arrests and detainments was largely driven by protests in the late spring and summer when the vast majority of the incidents occurred. "From...
    HUNDREDS of thousands of Muslim refugees have been fleeing from Myanmar amid brutal state persecution over the past few years. But who are the Rohingya, what has Aung San Suu Kyi said — and what is happening in Myanmar? 6 Rohingya people have faced widespread persecution in MyanmarCredit: Reuters What is the Rohingya crisis? Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic group that make up a large minority of the population of Myanmar, also known as Burma. They have been consistently and systematically persecuted over the years of a military dictatorship in the former British colony from 1962-2015, when democratic activist and longtime political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi became the defacto head of state. Since taking office, further large waves of desperate Rohingya refugees have been fleeing the predominantly Buddhist country amid reports of state persecution and violence. Whole villages have been burned down and families driven from their homes. 6 The heartbreaking sight of a boy desperate for aid as he cries and climbs on a truck distributing aid for a local NGO near the Balukali refugee camp Rohingya have...
    Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday said that he had instructed the Defense Department to alter language which referred to journalists and protesters as “adversaries” in mandatory training materials. According to Politico journalist Lara Seligman, the training materials will now refer to such individuals as “unauthorized recipients” of information leaks. The change appears to be a direct result of Seligman’s reporting on the issue. “Just in: [Secretary Esper] has directed that DOD adjust the training material I reported on yesterday to identify individuals or groups trying to obtain information “simply as unauthorized recipients,” says [Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman],” Seligman tweeted Thursday. “This seems to be result of my story,” she added. Just in: @EsperDoD has directed that DOD adjust the training material I reported on yesterday to identify individuals or groups trying to obtain information "simply as unauthorized recipients," says @ChiefPentSpox This seems to be result of my story: https://t.co/dlwSgdxu77 — Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) July 30, 2020 Included with training materials – which are publicly available – was a memo from Secretary Esper that instructed...
    President Donald Trump held a press briefing in the White House Rose Garden on Friday — and according to an official statement from the White House Correspondents Association, the event was inconsistent with the administration’s own social distancing guidelines. WHCA President Jonathan Karl explained: “Today, the White House press office positioned seating for the president’s Rose Garden’ ‘news conference’ in a way that violated the federal government’s guidelines on social distancing and needlessly put reporters’ health at risk.” WHCA statement on today’s press conference—at which Trump took no questions—where seats were initially placed far apart but were moved closer together before the event started. The press office told WHCA that decision was made because “it looks better.” pic.twitter.com/KEXbHxfLh5 — Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) June 5, 2020 According to Karl, the Trump White House was more concerned about visuals than the journalists’ wellbeing. “The chairs were initially positioned in a way that was consistent with social distancing guidelines but were moved closer together by White House staff shortly before the event started. When we asked for an explanation, the...
    Sydney (CNN Business)Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for an investigation after two of the country's journalists were attacked by police in Washington DC on Monday.During a live morning newscast on the program "Sunrise" on Tuesday in Australia, police were seen using their shields to clear Channel 7 News US correspondent Amelia Brace and photojournalist Tim Myers from the scene. The Australian outlet is a CNN affiliate.The video shows police hitting Myers and punching his camera. Another officer then directs the pair, who were trapped against a wall, to move on, before appearing to smack Brace in the back with a baton. Journalists covering protests face assault and arrest Marise Payne, the country's foreign minister, said that Morrison had "contacted the Australian Embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday instructing them to investigate the troubling incident and provide further advice on registering the Australian government's concern."Payne added in an interview with ABC Radio National on Tuesday that "I want to get further advice on how we would go about registering Australia's strong concerns with the responsible local authorities in Washington."Read...
    Australia is investigating a U.S. police attack on two Australian journalists outside the White House with a view to launching a formal complaint, the foreign minister said Tuesday. The reporter and her cameraman were covering a protest outside the White House — part of the groundswell of public anger over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. "We have asked the Australian embassy in Washington D.C. to investigate this incident," Marise Payne said after the journalists were shoved, punched and hit with a baton live on television. "I want to get further advice on how we would go about registering Australia's strong concerns with the responsible local authorities in Washington." Australia's 7News reporter Amelia Brace told her network that both she and her cameraman Tim Myers were left "pretty bruised, but okay" after their encounter with police in riot gear outside the White House. Protests Over Police Violence Australia investigating attack on TV crew covering protest in D.C. As more protests turn violent, Trump threatens to send in military Police chief fired after fatal shooting...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The first time officers shot rubber bullets at MSNBC host Ali Velshi and his crew Saturday night in Minneapolis, he was willing to believe that the officials didn’t know they were press. The second time, Velshi said, they knew and shot anyway. “We put our hands up and yelled, ‘We’re media!’” Velshi said. “They responded, ‘We don’t care!’ and they opened fire a second time.” Velshi, who said he was hit in the leg by a rubber bullet, is just one of many journalists across the country who sustained injuries from police or protesters while covering the George Floyd protests this weekend. And this occurred after Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with following the Friday arrest of a CNN crew on live television and other reports of violence against reporters from the city where Floyd died, including freelance photographer Linda Tirado, who said she is blind in her left eye after being shot at by police. TOP STORIES Asphyxiation not the cause of George Floyds death: Autopsy Officer Derek...
    A veteran WCCO photographer covering the Minneapolis protests was filming as he was shot with a rubber bullet and arrested Saturday night by the Minnesota National Guard. Tom Aviles was one of at least four journalists, who are listed as exempt from the curfew in Gov. Tim Walz’s order, who report they were either shot with rubber bullets and/or sprayed with tear gas within two hours of the 8 p.m. curfew. BREAKING: A veteran WCCO photographer is under arrest, taken into custody by the State Patrol. Award-winning photographer Tom Aviles was struck by a rubber bullet. | https://t.co/ni1IFuZ5ZG pic.twitter.com/FYhb54mCAZ — WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) May 31, 2020 A Los Angeles Times reporter tweeted a video saying she was struck “point blank” range with tear gas by the state patrol after identifying herself as press. Molly Hennessy-Fiske with the LA Times said she was at the 5th Precinct with “at least a dozen” other media. She had her notebook in her hand when the state patrol “advanced” on the group she was with, who identified themselves as journalists, she...
    New York (CNN)From Minneapolis to Washington DC, from Louisville to Las Vegas, reporters are facing assault and arrest while reporting on widespread protests and unrest.At least a half dozen different incidents were reported on Friday, starting with the wrongful arrest of a CNN crew in Minneapolis and ending with the arrest of two photographers in Las Vegas.Another disturbing episode took place on Saturday, when Ian Smith, a photojournalist for KDKA TV in Denver, said he was "attacked" by protesters downtown. "They stomped and kicked me," he wrote in a tweet from the back of an ambulance. "I'm bruised and bloody but alive. My camera was destroyed. Another group of protesters pulled me out and saved my life. Thank you!"Reporters by and large said they wanted the attention to be focused on the communities they cover, not on their own safety concerns. Still, the incidents provoked concern from a range of advocacy groups."Journalists have a clear First Amendment right to cover public events," Freedom of the Press Foundation advocacy director Parker Higgins said in a statement.Read MoreIn Louisville, Kentucky, where protesters...
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