Journalists impeded while documenting national protests
Press Freedom in Crisis
While covering protests across the nation — spurred by the death of George Floyd, a Black man in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 — an unprecedented number of journalists have been assaulted, arrested or otherwise prevented from documenting history. As the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker verifies more than 470 reported incidents across 70+ cities, you’ll find them here.
VISUALIZING ATTACKS ON PRESS FREEDOM | Incidents are charted here by date as they are published. Explore our data using the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker API.