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.
Posts tagged with ‘arrests’
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.
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.