CNN’s Acosta: There’s Been an ‘Erosion of Our Freedoms in Terms of Covering the President’

CNN Senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta once again went after President Trump and the White House for holding off-camera briefings, this time warning about the “erosion” of press freedoms. Today’s briefing was off-camera, and just like on previous days, Acosta was not happy about it. He first made his feelings known on Twitter:

CNN’s Acosta: There’s Been an ‘Erosion of Our Freedoms in Terms of Covering the President’

CNN Senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta once again went after President Trump and the White House for holding off-camera briefings, this time warning about the “erosion” of press freedoms. Today’s briefing was off-camera, and just like on previous days, Acosta was not happy about it. He first made his feelings known on Twitter:

The “double-edged sword” faced by local and foreign female journalists in the Middle East

Baited links in emails is nothing new for users of modern technology, from journalists to ordinary people. Being hacked by individuals associated with Russian or other foreign servers is unfortunately also not uncommon. Receiving an email that accuses you of sexual escapades, on the other hand, watching your Gmail and Facebook accounts being taken over, and then having those fabricated materials used against you when you’re imprisoned by the Iranian government for being a journalist: That’s something that Yeganeh Rezaian is all too familiar with. In a new report from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Rezaian explores the challenges faced by local and foreign female journalists in Muslim societies in the Middle East. She draws on her own experience when she was detained for 72 nights, starting in July 2014, with 69 nights in solitary confinement, in Iran before being released on bail. She was one Continue reading "The “double-edged sword” faced by local and foreign female journalists in the Middle East"