The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation supports California Representative Eric Swalwell’s (CA-15) legislation to protect journalists from physical attack.
The ‘Journalist Protection Act‘ proposes to make certain attacks on reporters a federal crime.
The Journalist Protection Act’s co-sponsors include:
- Steve Cohen (TN-9),
- David Cicilline (RI-1),
- Grace Napolitano (CA-32),
- Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC),
- Andre Carson (IN-7),
- Debbie Dingell (MI-12),
- Darren Soto (FL-9),
- Ro Khanna (CA-17),
- Jose Serrano (NY-15),
- Bobby Rush (IL-1),
- Maxine Waters (CA-43),
- Gwen Moore (WI-4).
HR-4935 aka The Journalist Protection Act, makes it a federal crime to intentionally cause bodily injury to a journalist affecting interstate or foreign commerce in the course of reporting or in a manner designed to intimidate him or her from newsgathering for a media organization
On the web: “H.R. 4935 — 115th Congress: Journalist Protection Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2018. March 25, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr4935>
Contact your legislators in the House of Representatives and urge them to support HR-4935 – The Journalist Protection Act! Tell them that Congress should enact legislation to protect journalists.