Statement on U.S. Government Targeting of Journalists

Fourth Estate Executive Director W. Jeffrey Brown issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Government detaining, monitoring, and targeting journalists who are reporting on migrant caravans.”

“It is unconscionable that U.S. and Mexican officials would systematically harass, detain, and question working journalists at the U.S. border. Democracy depends on a free press and this interference, and unconstitutional abuse of government authority are egregious violations of the press’ freedom to investigate and inform the public. We will work with stakeholders to address these abuses.”


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