Journalism under siege in Minnesota, by Mathew Ingram

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Many of these incidents — including one in which journalists were forcibly stopped and made to lay on the ground, before having their identification photographed, and in some cases being detained for several hours — occurred after a district court judge issued a temporary restraining order on Friday barring police from harassing journalists, to include threatening arrest and seizing camera or recording equipment.

Law enforcement officers pepper spray freelance photographer Tim Evans (L) as he identifies himself as a working journalist outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Friday.
Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

By Mathew Ingram  THE MEDIA TODAY  Columbia Journalism Review  April 20, 2021  

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