Free press advocates roiled by restriction

Free press advocates roiled by restrictionJournalists have traditionally been given the leeway to cover protests, unrest and moments of upheaval to preserve the story for the public record and to inform the world at large.
That access was put to the test last year when hundreds of reporters were assaulted and arrested while covering the racial protests around the country.
A new bill making its way through the California Legislature was heavily criticized for promising to expand press freedoms wh...

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