Fox 11 News photojournalist held at knifepoint over footage of California shelter-in-place protest

April 17, 2020
A man was arrested in Huntington Beach, California, and charged with kidnapping a Fox 11 News photographer at knifepoint during a protest on April 17, 2020.Fox 11 reported that its two-person crew was covering a demonstration against the state’s shelter-in-place guidelines when a man approached the reporter and photographer with a pocket knife in hand and demanded they delete any video he might appear in.A Fox News spokesperson told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that the crew requested to not …

Georgia woman charged with kidnapping after hijacking news van with reporter inside

April 14, 2020
A woman was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, and charged with kidnapping after police said she hijacked a news van on April 14, 2020, with a reporter inside.Atlanta police spokesperson Officer Anthony Grant told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that at approximately 5:30 a.m. police were called to the scene of a crashed Toyota involving a pregnant woman, later identified as 38-year-old Seniqua Lunsford.A CBS46 news crew was nearby to cover the crash, the outlet reported, and had just finished a …
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