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‘Denigrated and discredited’: how American journalists became targets during protests

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Members of the media have faced brutal crackdowns amid a national uprising. Many observers lay the blame with Trump

A photographer who says she was blinded in one eye. A TV reporter surrounded and arrested by police live on air. A cameraman slammed in the chest with a riot shield while filming a peaceful protest outside the president’s home.

These brutal crackdowns on the media did not take place in a developing world dictatorship. They were in the United States of America, a nation admired around the world for its constitutional right to freedom of speech – but where Donald Trump has spent four years constantly denigrating the media.

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