Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Today's Video: Turn on the news

Have Chilean police used excessive force against media outlets covering student protests? According to Reporters Without Borders, the answer would be "yes":
“Arbitrary arrests and targeted physical attacks against journalists had been rare during the demonstrations until the last three weeks,” Reporters Without Borders said...

“The Chilean spring could get darker as it goes on, especially for the journalists, who are exposed both to the abuses of the carabinero police and the readiness of the most radical demonstrators to do battle."
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas blog recently posted a video from an Argentine TV news station claiming that their reporters were "aggravated" while covering protests on September 11th. See for yourself if this was really a case of heavy-handedness by the authorities or not:

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