News Leaders and Tech Platforms Must Safeguard Journalists From Digital Harassment to Ensure Press Freedom

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With the killing by police of George Floyd in Minneapolis, demonstrations against police violence and racial injustice erupted from big cities to small communities across the United States and reporters took to the streets to cover them.

Shockingly, police and people in crowds attacked hundreds of journalists. Newsrooms, industry associations and journalists used to covering war zones issued guidance for physical safety and protective gear, and implored government officials to honor the free press’ right to cover the unrest.

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