Earlier today, a Des Moines jury acquitted Andrea Sahouri of charges of failure to disperse and interference with official acts. Sahouri, a reporter with the Des Moines Register, was arrested by police while she was reporting on protests against racism and police brutality last May.
But, she wasn’t alone. Last year saw a dramatic spike in the amount of American reporters arrested while on the job.
For more, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Kirstin McCudden, Managing Editor with the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.
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