The Fourth Estate supports H.R. 4935: Journalist Protection Act

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.” 2018. March 25, 2018 <>

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.