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

Lorie Shaull
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On May 26, 2020, people protested against police violence after the death of George Floyd on the previous day. Please attribute to Lorie Shaull if used elsewhere.

  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?



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

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.