United States of America

Supreme Court battle brings people to the streets and threats to free speech continue to proliferate

On 27th September 2018, massive crowds demonstrated at the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court to protest the president’s choice to fill the vacancy on the country’s highest court. Read more

Supreme Court battle brings people to the streets and threats to free speech continue to proliferate

President revokes security clearance of vocal former CIA director

On 15th August 2018, the White House revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan and is threatening to do the same to other former intelligence officials who speak against the president. Read more

President revokes security clearance of vocal former CIA director

Mass protests hit the country, while attacks on journalists sharply increase

Several news outlets, were attacked or threatened during this reporting period, contributing to an already tense environment in many of the country’s newsrooms. Read more

 Mass protests hit the country, while attacks on journalists sharply increase

Government immigration policies drive people to the streets

Several protests took place in the USA, especially regarding the government policy to separate undocumented immigrants parents from their children. Read more

Government immigration policies drive people to the streets

Government actions continue to drive people to the streets

Several protests took place in different cities across the country. In some of the protests, demonstrators were detained. Free speech continues to be undermined by government rhetoric against the media. Read more

Government  actions continue to drive people to the streets

One woman killed and many injured during "Unite the Right" demonstration

United the Right rally resulted in many people injured and one woman killed when a car crashed into the crowd. Read more

One woman killed and many injured during "Unite the Right" demonstration

CNN staff threatened after Trump tweets violent video against the press

Following Trump’s 2nd July tweet of a video depicting violence against media outlet CNN, multiple journalists and their families have received threatening messages. Read more

CNN staff threatened after Trump tweets violent video against the press