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Journalists from the Toronto based TheREALnews Network charged with unlawful assembly for filming protests at the Republican National Convention (RNC)

818 people were also arrested at the RNC, including Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow!

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"CAHILL: Ania and myself were released after 3.5 hours on the bridge. While most of the 818 people arrested last week were released with misdemeanor fines for illegal assembly, approximately 36 have felony charges against them. The felony charges include damages, conspiracy to riot, and the most serious—incitement and furtherance of a terrorist conspiracy. An additional 152 people were arrested in Denver leading up to and during the Democratic National Convention the week before. Along with The Real News, several other media were arrested and fined for covering the protests throughout the RNC. Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and two other producers have felony charges against them. Caught on the bridge with us on Thursday evening were reporters and camera operators from a local FOX News channel; KARE Golden Valley; WCCO, CBS's local station; and KDFW. This is the fine that we received while covering the protest last Thursday, along with 300 people arrested on the Marion Bridge. The charge reads "unlawful assembly." One officer told me while I was sitting on the bridge that the media can embed themselves with police and not get into trouble. Does this sound familiar? So much for the Fourth Estate."

Journalism and democracy cannot function under these conditions.

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Originally posted to SteveAnderson on Wed Sep 10, 2008 at 12:56 AM PDT.

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