Policing the Press: A Journalist on the Frontlines
June 11, 2020
Journalists covering protests against police brutality across the country are facing an influx of violence, suppression efforts, and arrests by police. According to The U.S. Press Freedom tracker, there have been over 300 claims of violations to press freedoms since the protests began. These violations include being assaulted with pepper spray and rubber bullets, dealing with damaged equipment, and even facing arrest. Joining us today on the podcast is Jared Goyette, a freelance reporter who was covering a local Minneapolis protest when he was hit in the eye with a police projectile. He is now the named plaintiff in a lawsuit the ACLU of Minnesota filed last week against the City of Minneapolis, seeking justice for the violence he and other journalists experienced covering the protests.
Content Warning: This podcast episode contains sounds of violence including rubber bullet gunshots, tear gas, and protesters calling for help.
This episode, Policing the Press: A Journalist on the Frontlines, covers the following issues we work on –