Reporter flagged for additional screening when leaving the U.S., questioned about work

September 30, 2017
A reporter — who asked that his name not be used for fear of reprisal — was flagged for secondary screening in New York City while traveling to Istanbul, Turkey, on Sept. 30, 2017.The reporter, who is a U.S. citizen, told the Committee to Protect Journalists that he was taken aside by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer while departing from JFK International Airport.After asking the routine questions about addresses and contact information, the reporter said the CBP officer …