June 2, 2020 - Updated on June 5, 2020

US – RSF joins 114 press freedom groups asking MN officials to prevent further journalist arrests or attacks

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today joined Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, PEN America, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and others to call on Minnesota state and city officials to take immediate, concrete steps to prevent further arrests of or attacks on clearly identifiable journalists.

The letter reaffirms that the right to report on police activities is clearly established and officers have no immunity when they directly target reporters covering protests. It then outlines a number of recommendations to authorities in Minnesota and Minneapolis to ensure the rights of journalists and freedom of information are protected.

Please click here to read the full letter.