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United States - Absurd charges brought against reporters covering Occupy Wall Street movement

Reporters without borders
Sometimes they are arrested and then set free almost immediately. Sometimes they are arrested and, before being released, are charged with unlawful assembly, disorderly conduct or lack of press credentials. Journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement's protests and marches are not only exposed to police brutality but also to a sort of judicial lottery when detained. The situation varies from state to state, according to local laws, but the freedom to report news and information is (...)

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