Oregon cameraman attacked while covering ICE protest

June 4, 2019
KATU cameraman Carter Maynard was harassed and assaulted while covering a protest on June 28, 2018, outside the offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Portland, Oregon.Prosecutors pursued charges against a 33-year-old woman for the attack, alleging that she slammed a wooden gate into Maynard’s head, and that her motivation was due to hostility toward the press. She was acquitted by a Multnomah County jury in May 2019.The Oregonian reported that the medical professionals who examined Maynard diagnosed him …

Portland Mercury reporter Kelly Kenoyer shoved while filming Patriot Prayer rally

July 11, 2018
Portland Mercury reporter Kelly Kenoyer was shoved while covering a far right rally in Portland, Oregon, on June 3, 2018.“It was a scary experience—the first violent protest I've covered, and I had a bit of that violence directed at me,” she wrote in a piece for Portland Mercury.Kenoyer told Freedom of the Press Foundation that she began covering the Patriot Prayer rally around 4 p.m., at which point there were around 20 people aligned with the far-right Patriot Prayer group …

AP photojournalist hit with rubber bullets in Puerto Rico

May 21, 2018
Carlos Rivera Giusti, a photojournalist with the Associated Press, was struck by rubber bullets while covering demonstrations in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 1, 2018.Dánica Coto, Giusti’s colleague who also reported on the May 1 demonstrations, Giusti’s colleague, wrote on Twitter that Giusti was hit by rubber bullets fired by police: