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The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is a database of press freedom incidents in the United States — everything from arrests of journalists and the seizure of their equipment to interrogations at the U.S. border and physical attacks. The Press Freedom Tracker documents incidents across the country, involving national, state and local authorities. Read More

WABC reporter Tim Fleischer punched by stranger in New York City

April 10, 2018
Tim Fleischer, a reporter for WABC’s Eyewitness News, was punched in the face by a stranger while he was conducting in an interview in Queens, New York, on April 10, 2018.According to the New York Daily News, Fleischer was filming a segment in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, when a man ran up to him and socked him in the face around noon.The man was arrested soon after the attack and charged with assault and harassment. Fleischer was taken …
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