IJEC supports GIJN’s statement on attacks against journalists

The Investigative Journalism Education Consortium supports the Global Investigative Journalism Network’s condemnation of law enforcement attacks against journalists covering protests in the United States. Our collaborative partner GIJN issued a statement about the treatment of journalists who are covering the nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25. The statement discusses data of intimidation by police and the dangers it presents to democracy and freedom of speech. It also includes links to tipsheets on how journalists can protect themselves. Read the full statement here or below:

The Global Investigative Journalism Network condemns attacks by law enforcement on journalists in the US covering protests of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.