U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

Arrest/Criminal Charge

Total Incidents: 284

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Journalists detained, arrested and/or charged with a crime in the course of
or as a result of their work.

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Articles About Arrest/Criminal Charge

  1. Arrest Report 2022

    In 2022, 15 journalists arrested; more face charges

    While detained, journalists lose their ability to freely cover the story; criminal charges mean journalists face the threat of fines, prison time — or both.

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    Written by
    Stephanie Sugars