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‘It is becoming unbearable:’ Journalists say they have become ‘scapegoats’ at anti-vaccine protests | Committee to Protect Journalists

By Attila Mong
October 4, 2021

Journalists covering demonstrations against COVID-19 countermeasures have been called “terrorists,” “pedophiles,” “murderers,” and “scumbags.” Protesters have harassed and assaulted members of the press, and told them that “the nooses are ready.”

Threats like these have become increasingly familiar for reporters in Europe and the United States, where the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a CPJ partner, has recorded threats and assaults against reporters in cities including Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon.

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Source: ‘It is becoming unbearable:’ Journalists say they have become ‘scapegoats’ at anti-vaccine protests | Committee to Protect Journalists

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