As a massive wave of protests unfolded in cities across the country after the death of George Floyd, journalists on the front lines have in many cases been targeted by police, with over 300 so far wrongfully arrested or assaulted, according to press freedom advocates.
Police arrested a pregnant woman near Atlanta’s Ansley Park on Tuesday after she allegedly stole a news channel’s van and fled from the scene of an accident while a journalist was still inside the vehicle.
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A 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead in Northern Ireland last year.
A sessions court in Karnataka has refused to drop charges under the stringent Karnataka Control of Organized Crime Act, 2000 (KCOCA), against 16 people arrested for the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru in September last year.
A crime reporter has been shot and killed in the beach resort of Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, authorities said on Thursday, the latest in a rising death toll of journalists under the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.