Posts tagged with ‘arrests’

Timeline: One Year in the Debate Over Press Freedom →

jcstearns:

One year ago today I published a blog post entitled “Why I’m Tracking Journalist Arrests at Occupy Protests.” The next day, police raided New York City’s Zuccotti Park, where they arrested 12 journalists and blocked many others from documenting the raid. Here is a look back at the year in journalist arrests and debates over press freedom in the digital age.

Read on.

pulitzercenter:

This is one of the cards sex workers in South Africa can give to police officers to assert their rights. In a recent study by the Women’s Legal Centre and SWEAT, approximately 70 percent of sex workers report being abused by police. Image by Melissa Turley. South Africa, 2012.

pulitzercenter:

This is one of the cards sex workers in South Africa can give to police officers to assert their rights. In a recent study by the Women’s Legal Centre and SWEAT, approximately 70 percent of sex workers report being abused by police. Image by Melissa Turley. South Africa, 2012.

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producermatthew:

“Your First Amendment rights can be terminated.” Chicago police officers arrest members of the local media outside a hospital Sunday evening. [WMAQ-TV]

FJP: Chicago. Where arresting journalists happens.

(Source: matthewkeys)

Thirty-Two OWS Journalist Arrests and Counting →

The Free Press’ Josh Stearns created a Google spread sheet and an ongoing Storify thread to track the 32 “official” journalists who’ve been arrested covering Occupy Wall Street protests.

Both are interesting.

The spread sheet lists the journalists, occupations, news organizations and date arrested. The Storify aggregates chatter around them, and also includes handy link such as Stearns’ Legal Resources for Journalists Covering Protests and the Citizen Media Law Project’s Citizen’s Guide to Reporting on #OccupyWallStreet.

Virginia Police Arrest Photojournalist Documenting Occupy Richmond Crackdown
Ian Graham, who was shooting for RVA Magazine, explains via the magazine’s Web site:

I was there to photograph the police dissemble the occupation, and therefore what many call the trampling of the first and possibly second amendments. The people assembled in a (literal) public square, were paid lip service to by local authorities, and on the last morning of October, the local police were forced into thuggery by an order from on high. Again, I was not at Kanawa Plaza to make a political statement, I wanted to take some pictures… and instead, I got arrested for crossing the fucking street. The official charge is of trespassing. There were people on both sides of the crosswalk where I was arrested, and none of them were arrested. But none of them had cameras, either.

Image: Screenshot from a CBS video of Ian Graham getting arrested.

Virginia Police Arrest Photojournalist Documenting Occupy Richmond Crackdown

Ian Graham, who was shooting for RVA Magazine, explains via the magazine’s Web site:

I was there to photograph the police dissemble the occupation, and therefore what many call the trampling of the first and possibly second amendments. The people assembled in a (literal) public square, were paid lip service to by local authorities, and on the last morning of October, the local police were forced into thuggery by an order from on high. Again, I was not at Kanawa Plaza to make a political statement, I wanted to take some pictures… and instead, I got arrested for crossing the fucking street. The official charge is of trespassing. There were people on both sides of the crosswalk where I was arrested, and none of them were arrested. But none of them had cameras, either.

Image: Screenshot from a CBS video of Ian Graham getting arrested.

Anonymous Does Hip Hop

In related news:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has raided the homes of over a dozen alleged “hacktivists” associated with Anonymous in New York, New Jersey, Florida and California this morning, according to Fox News. The main Anonymous Twitter accounts, the group’s primary mode of communication with the world, have been silent but a correlated account @ThaiAnonymous has weighed in on the raids.

"It doesnt matter how many people the ‘FBI’ arrest.. wether they are core members or not.. #anonymous have started something unstoppable."

Anonymous and related hacker group LulzSec have angered governments across the United States and Europe in recent weeks with an “AntiSec” campaign designed to attack government agencies and contractors. It was just a matter of time before the FBI tracked some members down. Yet, who are they and what their involvement is remains uncertain.

I am worried about them. The Libyan authorities are crazy and can do whatever they want. They promised that they would set him free, but now I cannot get hold of him.

Al Jazeera journalist Sammir Shatara on the re-arrest of Norwegian photographer and journalist Ammar Al-Hamdan and three colleagues.

Al-Hamdan was orginally captured on March 7, released, and then arrested again over the weekend.

Ramona Tancau, The Foreigner, Norwegian Al-Jazeera journalist recaptured.