May 24, 2018 – Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez has won a new hearing on his request for asylum in the U.S., press freedom organizations have reported. The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ordered the new hearing, saying a judge must to consider additional evidence supporting the request. The Department of Homeland Security opposed Gutiérrez’s appeal. Continue reading “Emilio Gutierrez Wins New Hearing on Request for Asylum”
NewsGuild Condemns Firing of Editorial Page Editor Dave Krieger
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April 26, 2018
Contact: Bernie Lunzer
Union Calls on Media, Civic Leaders to Join the Fray
April 26, 2018 – The NewsGuild-CWA is outraged by the firing of Dave Krieger, the editorial page editor of the Boulder Daily Camera, days after he posted a column on his blog criticizing the “predatory behavior of private equity investors” that own the paper. Krieger posted the piece after the paper refused to publish it. Continue reading “NewsGuild Condemns Firing of Editorial Page Editor Dave Krieger”
Guild Seeks Freedom for Journalist Manuel Duran
April 10, 2018 – Spanish-language journalist Manuel Duran was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., on April 3, while covering an immigration protest.
And although the charges were dropped in court proceedings two days later, he now faces deportation. That’s because Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were waiting in court to take him into custody. Continue reading “Guild Seeks Freedom for Journalist Manuel Duran”
Rep. Swalwell Addresses Journalist Protection Act in Town Hall Call
March 19, 2018 – Rep. Eric Swalwell introduced the Journalist Protect Act because he wants to protect journalists from assault and ensure that “if somebody were to inflict violence upon you to intimidate you in the newsgathering work, that they could be federally prosecuted.” Continue reading “Rep. Swalwell Addresses Journalist Protection Act in Town Hall Call”
Guild Urges Duke to Sever Ties with Hedge Fund President
SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Duke to cut ties to Alden/Heath Freeman
This article by Julie Reynolds appears on the DFM Workers website.
March 2, 2018 – The NewsGuild-CWA, which represents workers at 12 Digital First Media newspapers, is urging Duke University to sever its ties to hedge fund president Heath Freeman, saying Freeman’s donations “directly contradict” the mission of Duke, home to one of the nation’s most prominent research centers for media and democracy. Continue reading “Guild Urges Duke to Sever Ties with Hedge Fund President”
Guild Member Sues St. Louis, Police for Assault During On-the-Job Arrest
Feb. 26, 2018 – NewsGuild member Michael Faulk has filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis and nearly a dozen members of its Metropolitan Police Department, charging the officers assaulted him when he and approximately 120 others were arrested at a protest Faulk was covering for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sept. 17, 2017. Continue reading “Guild Member Sues St. Louis, Police for Assault During On-the-Job Arrest”
NewsGuild Supports Journalist Protection Act
Feb. 23, 2018 – The NewsGuild-CWA is supporting a bill that would make it a federal crime to assault a journalist. (See President’s Column.)
The Journalist Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Eric Swalwell of California in February, addresses a real need, said NewsGuild President Bernie Lunzer. Continue reading “NewsGuild Supports Journalist Protection Act”
Why We Support the Journalist Protection Act
This OpEd appeared in HuffPost in February, under the headline, What Happens When a Journalist Gets Beat Up? Too Often, Not Much.
By Bernie Lunzer, President, TNG-CWA
Feb. 23, 2018 – Taylor Lorenz was covering the August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., for The Hill — and had just captured video of Heather Heyer being struck and killed by a car driven by one of the attendees — when she was knocked to the ground. Continue reading “Why We Support the Journalist Protection Act”
Union Condemns Arrest, Assaults of Guild Members
Feb. 23, 2018 – The NewsGuild-CWA condemned the arrest of Michael Faulk, a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who was covering protests in the city in September when he was arrested. Continue reading “Union Condemns Arrest, Assaults of Guild Members”
After 6 Acquittals, Charges Linger for Others in Inauguration Day Protests
Feb. 23, 2018 – Press freedom advocates won an important victory when photojournalist Alexei Wood was found not guilty of charges stemming from Inauguration Day protests. Five other defendants were also exonerated, and charges were subsequently dropped against 129 others who were awaiting prosecution.
But charges are still pending against 59 people, including Aaron Cantú, a freelance journalist now working for the Santa Fe Reporter. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian, The Baffler and VICE News. Continue reading “After 6 Acquittals, Charges Linger for Others in Inauguration Day Protests”