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In an unprecedented step, the CPJ board passed a resolution declaring Donald Trump a threat to journalists' rights

Friday, October 14, 2016 8:24
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NEW YORK ― The Committee to Protect Journalists took a break Thursday from condemning media crackdowns in far flung dictatorships to highlight a threat in a country where press freedom is constitutionally enshrined.

“Donald Trump, through his words and actions as a candidate for president of the United States, has consistently betrayed First Amendment values,” CPJ board chairman Sandra Mims Rowe wrote in a statement Thursday.

Trump’s attacks on the press have already drawn comparisons to autocrats like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. CPJ, as well as Reporters Without Borders, have voiced concerns in the past over his campaign barring press credentials to certain outlets ….


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