NewsGuild-CWA Urges Department of Justice to Adopt Permanent Protections for Journalists

In a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the NewsGuild-CWA, American Civil Liberties Union and National Association of Black Journalists called on the DOJ to adopt permanent protections for journalists and other observers covering protests.

The letter cited the DOJ’s ongoing effort to lift a preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for Oregon to protect journalists after the protests following the murder of George Floyd. In response, the organizations urged the DOJ to incorporate the protections for journalists and legal observers at protests outlined in the injunction into the DOJ’s Law Enforcement Guidelines for First Amendment Protected Events.

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