Attacks on the Press
Donald Trump and Prince Charles

Trump Urges Supporters to Boycott CNN’s Parent Company

President Donald Trump took to Twitter and urged his supporters to boycott CNN’s parent company, AT&T. “I believe that if people stoped (sic) using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at @CNN, which is dying in the ratings anyway. It is so unfair with such bad, Fake News! Why wouldn’t they act. When the World watches @CNN, it gets a false picture of USA. Sad!," he tweeted.

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San Francisco Police Raid

San Francisco Police Chief Apologizes For Raid On Journalist’s Home and Office

Police raided the home and office of a San Francisco freelance videographer in connection with an investigation over a leaked police report. The freelancer, Bryan Carmody, had received the leaked report which included salacious details of the events surrounding the sudden death of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi. First Amendment advocates contend that the search violates California Shield Law.

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PEN America Rebuts Trump’s Motion To Dismiss Suit Over First Amendment Violations

Updated 3/25/2020: District court rejected Donald Trump’s motion to dismiss PEN America’s lawsuit, says the case can proceed. PEN America […]

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Capitol Gazette newspaper building

The U.S. Is Now A Less Safe Place For Journalists

A newly released annual report by Reporter Without Borders, called the “World Press Freedom Index,” reveals a disheartening state of freedom of the press around the globe—including in the U.S. “The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists can work in complete security, continues to decline, while authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media,” the report says. The United States has now become a less safe place for journalists, ranking at No. 48 out of the 180 countries and territories on the list.

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Subpoena Document

Ballard Spahr: Recent Ruling Invokes Colorado Press Shield Law To Absolve Reporter From Disclosing Unpublished Information

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr A district court in Boulder, Colorado, recently applied Colorado’s Press Shield Law to a […]

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Donald Trump

BBC Cameraman Shoved By Trump Supporter During Rally In El Paso, Texas

A man in a red “Make America Great Again” hat shoved and yelled at a BBC cameraman during a Trump […]

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Gene Policinski Commentary: The Whereabouts Of Missing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Should Concern Us All

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on October 10, 2018, on the Newseum blog, […]

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Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski Commentary: Corrections Should Be Seen As Good Things, Not Weapons For Critics

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on September 21, 2018, on the Newseum blog, […]

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