It’s about time: As media-reform group Free Press reports, charges were dropped against Democracy Now!s Amy Goodman and other independent-media journalists covering this month’s Republican National Convention.
“This is an important first step, but many questions remain,” said Nancy Doyle Brown from Twin Cities Media Alliance. “We still need answers about why and how journalists got swept up in these arrests in the first place. And more than anything else, we need to ensure that this never happens again. We’ll never know how many important stories never got told because their authors were behind bars, not in the streets.”