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posted by martyb on Wednesday October 19 2016, @01:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the freedom-of-the-press dept.

Amy Goodman, host of the New York City-based leftist news programme Democracy Now! was charged with criminal trespass by the North Dakota state's attorney (prosecutor). The charge was changed to riot, then was dismissed due to lack of evidence when Goodman appeared in court on Monday. The charges stemmed from her presence at a protest in September against construction of the Dakota Access (Bakken) oil pipeline, after the protest was reported on her show.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 19 2016, @04:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 19 2016, @04:51PM (#416207)

    Well, to be fair, the law has always been crooked like this where they could get away with it. The camera in every pocket, loaded to the net in minutes, has really changed things up. No need to find a newspaper willing to publish, just throw that video or post on social media.

    Which of course is why we need decentralized media platforms.