Journalism Association Pushes for Member Safety and Support
RTDNA is fighting to protect its members
Two weeks ago, when several high-profile politicians and two CNN newsrooms were targeted with mailed pipe bombs, the Radio Television Digital News Association was concerned but defiant.
“We have been saying for some time that journalists should watch their backs, but don’t back down,” says RTDNA President Dan Shelley. “And now we’re saying that fear will not silence facts, because even though the folks at CNN and other journalists have been targeted, we’ll continue to stand up to violence.”
The pipe bomb attacks on CNN are just the latest examples of violence and threats against journalists this year. To date in 2018, at least 41 journalists in the United States have been physically attacked, according to the U.S. Press Freedom tracker. And in June, five people died in a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland.
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