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Obama to Ferguson Cops: Stop Bullying, Arresting Reporters

President Obama criticized Thursday the arrests of two journalists by police in Ferguson, Mo., and called for an “open and transparent” investigation into last weekend’s shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white Ferguson police officer. “Here in the United States of America police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs and report to the American people on what they see on the ground," he said. Photo: Screen shot from video taken by Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery as he was confronted and then arrested Wednesday night by Ferguson police.

James Risen Wins Guild's Herbert Block Freedom Award

The Newspaper Guild-CWA is proud to announce that the Herbert Block Freedom Award will be presented to embattled New York Times reporter James Risen, who has risked his own freedom to protect the principles that are essential for a truly free press. James Risen did what great journalists do,” TNG-CWA President Bernie Lunzer said. “He dug for information, developed sources who trusted him and ultimately exposed some of the hard truths behind the war on terrorism. Without jeopardizing national security, he told Americans what their government wouldn’t. That is his job, the job of all journalists. And we are all better for it.”