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Report: More than 50 journalists arrested or detained while on the job in the US in 2021

The 56 journalists arrested or detained in the United States in 2021 approaches the combined totals of 2017, 2018, and 2019 — an alarming indicator of the state of press freedom, according to a new report released by the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.

Another record year for press-freedom violations in the US

While we did not see the scope of national social-justice protests of 2020—a year in which journalists were arrested or assaulted on average more than once a day—2021 still outpaced the years before it for press-freedom violations. We systematically capture this data in the US Press Freedom Tracker, where Freedom of the Press Foundation, in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom groups, has documented aggressions against journalists in the United States since 2017.

Five years of Secure The News

In 2016, Freedom of the Press Foundation launched Secure The News to track and grade HTTPS adoption by news organizations. Today, five years later, we’re happy to say that its goals have been largely achieved, and we are retiring the project while archiving and preserving its historical data.

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