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Media Roundtable: Racism, Police Brutality & Assaults On Journalists Covering Protests

Jun 5, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing coverage of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and police forces responding with stun grenades and tear gas against peaceful protesters.

The US Press Freedom Tracker has documented more than 125 assaults on journalists including physical attacks, rubber bullets, pepper spray, or tear gas. How are the media responding to attacks on the freedom of the press?

 

Guests:

Darwin BondGraham, news editor at The Oaklandside

Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation and author of the magazine's new monthly column, “Objection!”

Martin G. Reynolds, journalist and co-executive director at the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Gabe Schneider, MinnPost's Washington correspondent

Web Resouces:

Medium: Journalists Targeted While Covering Protests

The Nation: The Question Isn’t Whether Trump Will Go Full Authoritarian—It’s How We’ll Respond

The Berkeleyside: How Oakland students got 15,000 people to march against police violence on Monday

The Guardian: Civil rights groups sue Trump over assault on peaceful protesters near White House