Free Speech and Digital Rights Groups Call on Department of Justice to Protect Everyone’s Right to Record
Nine leading free speech and digital rights groups called on Attorney General Eric Holder to focus attention on the alarming number of arrests of people documenting Occupy protests.
Free Press has chronicled more than 70 such arrests since last September. In a letter being delivered to AG Holder, World Press Freedom Day, Free Press, along with Access, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the National Press Photographers Association, the New America Foundation, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Reporters Without Borders and Witness, noted that U.S. police have arrested dozens of journalists, activists and bystanders attempting to document protests in public spaces.
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