An estimated 26 journalists have been arrested while covering #OccupyWallStreet–and the vast majority of them are with the alternative, non-corporate press. Those of us who haven’t been arrested have most likely been teargassed or caught up in other forms of police brutality, more often than not without credentials or acknowledgement of press credentials to protect ourselves and our work. For more, read Susie Cagle’s article about her arrest at #OccupyOakland here.
Anastasia Churkina of Russia Today (RT) put together a great little video of alternative journalists talking about this problematic situation.
In the words of Amy Goodman, when you handcuff the press you handcuff democracy. Please support independent journalists’ work!