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Community radio broadcaster free on bail in Mexico

Relatives of Juan José Hernández Andrade, the Mexican reporter detained since Dec. 1, said that they managed to raise funds to pay bail to release the journalist so that Hernández could continue his legal battle in freedom, reported the newspaper El Mundo de Córdoba on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Read more »

Petition with 40,000 signatures urges U.S. mayors to protect journalists covering Occupy protests

With 30 journalists now arrested for covering Occupy protests across the United States, the media reform organization Free Press has delivered a petition to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, who is president of the United States Conference of Mayors, "urging mayors around the country to defend the First Amendment and protect journalists covering the Occupy movement," according to Save the News, Free Press's blog. Read more »

New York police ordered not to interfere with journalists covering Occupy Wall Street protests

In response to journalists' complaints that the New York City Police Department was hindering the press from covering the Occupy Wall Street protests, the police commissioner sent an internal memo to police officers, "ordering them not to unreasonably interfere with media access during news coverage and warning those who do will be subject to disciplinary action," according to the Associated Press (AP). Read more »

More journalists arrested despite their press credentials to cover Occupy protests

More journalists were arrested and beaten Thursday as they covered the two-month anniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests, reported the Huffington Post. However, according to The Awl, of the 26 "journalists" arrested since the start of the Occupy protests, only seven were "full-time employed traditional news-gathering employees," prompting questions about the press credentialing process for distinguishing professionals, freelancers, citizen journalists and protesters. Read more »


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