School district demands prior review, threatens job of adviser over profile in student publication

May 3, 2019
Administrators with the Lodi Unified School District in California demanded a student newspaper adviser submit an article for review prior to publication, under threat of discipline and dismissal. The latest edition of Bear Creek High School’s student newspaper, The Bruin Voice, is set to include a profile of an 18-year-old student who is active in the porn industry. “This young woman has quite a story to tell,” the paper’s adviser, Kathi Duffel, told The Washington Post. “She has every right …

Town marshal stops young journalist in Arizona, threatens to arrest her

March 5, 2019
Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 12-year-old reporter and publisher of Orange Street News, was stopped and threatened by an Arizona town marshal while she was reporting a story on Feb. 18.At around 1:30 p.m., Lysiak was chasing down a lead on her bicycle when Joseph Patterson, the town marshal in Patagonia, Arizona, stopped her and asked for her identification. Lysiak told Patterson her name and phone number, and mentioned that she is a journalist. Lysiak reported in OSN that Patterson told …

First Amendment YouTuber shot while live-streaming security guard

March 14, 2019
Civil liberties and First Amendment YouTuber Zhoie Perez was shot on Feb. 14 while live-streaming outside of a synagogue and high school in Los Angeles.Perez, who goes by “Furry Potato” on YouTube, was filming a security guard and his gun outside of the Etz Jacob Congregation and Ohel Chana High School in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles while the guard repeatedly asked her why she was recording.Perez did not answer, but said on the livestream that the guard threatened …
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