VOA Journalist Hit as Police Fire Toward Press and Protesters in DC; More than 200 Journalists Attacked Nationwide While Covering Protests Over George Floyd Murder

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Have to wonder if it was an accident, since Trump hates VOA. He finally got a new VOA head approved, but the full effects are not yet seen.
Putin must be thrilled.

Screenshot from the video, which is found at the link: https://www.voanews.com/press-freedom/voa-journalist-hit-police-fire-toward-press-protesters-dc
VOA Journalist Hit as Police Fire Toward Press, Protesters in DC
By Jessica Jerreat
Updated June 04, 2020 12:12 AM
WASHINGTON – More than 200 journalists have reported being attacked, injured or detained or have had equipment destroyed while covering nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Amid the mobs, fires and looting, journalists have themselves become news when confronted by police or protesters while doing their jobs to inform the public.

Jason Patinkin, a VOA journalist, was one of those caught in the crossfire.

Patinkin said he thought that as he was leaving protests around Lafayette Square and…

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  1. Thanks for the reblog! I just learned that Trump’s VOA head was only fully approved on June 4th (later in the day). He claims he will observe their independence but many fear that VOA will become Trump’s own news agency.

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