Journalists arrested at U.S. ‘School of the Americas’ protest

Committee to Protect Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) –

New York, November 23, 2010–Two journalists from the Moscow-based broadcast outlet Russia Today were arrested on November 20 while covering a protest against the U.S. military training center formerly known as the “School of the Americas” at Fort Benning, Georgia. On-air correspondent Kaelyn Forde and cameraman Jon Conway, both of whom are U.S. citizens, were charged with unlawful assembly, demonstrating without a permit, and failing to obey police orders, according to The Associated Press. They were both held for 29 hours before each was released on a US$1,300 bond.

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Journalists arrested at U.S. ‘School of the Americas’ protest

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