Freedom of press questioned at trial of US journalist arrested at protest

Washington (AFP) – Does the freedom to inform stop during a police operation? The US trial of a journalist arrested during an anti-racism protest has reopened the debate on freedom of the press and media-police relations. Andrea Sahouri, a journalist at the daily Des Moines Register, was found not guilty Wednesday on charges of “failure to disperse” and “interference with official acts,” after a three-day-long trial in the capital city of the northern state of Iowa. “Acquitted,” Sahouri tweeted moments after the ruling. The decision was hailed by press advocacy organizations. Columbia Universi…

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