Thursday, August 14, 2014
Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery, arrested while covering the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, which has broken out after the shooting death of young Michael Brown. Mr. Lowery discusses being part of the story here for WaPo. More coverage here from the Washington Post. Another reporter, Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post, was also arrested. Coverage here from HuffPo. Neither journalist was charged, and both have since been released. President Obama has spoken out against the arrests of Mr. Lowery and Mr. Reilly, saying, "Here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying and arresting reporters who are just doing their jobs. The local authorities, including police, have a responsibility to be transparent and open."