‘I Was Doing My Job’: Climate Reporter Facing 45 Years Speaks Out

Deia Schlosberg, filmmaker arrested for documenting climate protest, says she believes felony charges are ‘unjust’

Emmy-winning filmmaker Deia Schlosberg was arrested in North Dakota and charged with three felonies on Thursday.

The filmmaker facing a lengthy prison sentence for documenting a nonviolent civil disobedience action last week has spoken out on behalf of journalism, the First Amendment, and the global climate movement. Deia Schlosberg, an independent filmmaker and climate reporter, was arrested last week in Walhalla, North Dakota for filming the

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Students Protest After Arizona School Bans Black Lives Matter Shirts But Allow Confederate Flag

Only after complaints of a double standard did the administration announce that confederate flag clothing would no longer be accepted on school grounds.

Mariah Havard snaps a photo of the t-shirt that she was later forced to remove by schoold officials (Photo: Mariah Havard/Facebook)

Led by Mariah Havard, the Arizona high school student made to take off her Black Lives Matter T-shirt last week by school authorities, about a dozen students staged a walkout and rally against the administration Monday morning. Chanting "We're fired up, can't take it no more!" the protesters walked off Buckeye Union High School grounds to

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Developed In Iraq, Deployed At the DNC?: Cell-Jamming Technology Is Being Turned On Journalists

Both citizen journalists and mainstream media reporters found they couldn’t share photos or video when they approached the gates of the Democratic National Convention, leading many to believe that their cell signals were being jammed.

A man takes a photo of Hillary Clinton as she walks on to the stage to accept her nomination from the Democratic Party for president on the final night, July 28, of the Democratic National Convention.

PHILADELPHIA --- Technology developed to jam cellphones during the Iraq War may be getting deployed against journalists reporting on protests against the political establishment in the United States. While police and government surveillance of protests, including monitoring of cellphone use, is well-documented, efforts to block signals at

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Police Target Prominent Civil Rights Lawyer That Cost City Big In Lost Lawsuits

Although the right to film police is protected by the First Amendment, the well-known advocate laments: “They’ve got the guns, and badges, and they want total control of the situation they’re in.”

BLM protesters outsideof the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS --- Perhaps few people are more aware of their constitutional rights than Jordan Kushner, a lawyer renowned for defending the civil rights of everyone from Black Lives Matter activists to people dressed like zombies. Now he's facing trial for exercising his own fundamental First Amendment rights. In November, Kushner attended a

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Film The Police: How To Use Your Smartphone To Hold Cops Accountable

Video evidence is a key tool in exposing police brutality and misconduct, but it’s not always easy to make police respect the public’s constitutional right to film their actions

AUSTIN, Texas --- From the Rodney King incident in 1991 to more recent incidents like the deaths of Eric Garner and Freddie Gray, we might never know the appalling reality of modern police brutality if it weren’t for video recorded by bystanders. Multiple courts have upheld the rights of journalists and photographers to take photos or video in

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Texas Cop Caught On Video Pepper Spraying Bystander Videotaping Police

“You can see an officer with the Austin Police Department Mounted Patrol grabbing a man’s cellphone, and then the officer walking behind the horse pepper-sprays the man. The mounted officer then throws the man’s phone to the ground.”

Austin police officer pepper-sprays man in Mounted Patrol incident

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