We’re going to let it shine

“I’m so glad I’m fighting for my rights, singing glory Hallelujah, I’m so glad.”





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3 responses to “We’re going to let it shine

  1. N G

    Journalists of the German tabloid, Die Welt, Ansgar Graw and Frank Hermann were arrested.

    Graw stated:

    “This was a very new experience. I’ve been in several conflict zones: I was in the civil war regions in Georgia, the Gaza strip, illegally visited the Kaliningrad region when travel to the Soviet Union was still strictly prohibited for westerners, I’ve been in Iraq, Vietnam and in China, I’ve met Cuba dissidents. But to be arrested and yelled at and be rudely treated by police? For that I had to travel to Ferguson and St. Louis in the United States of America.”


    “Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1786.

  2. N G

    The new ‘nicer’ police tactics in Ferguson– there is double standard when it comes to journalists. If you’re a member of the big corporate media like CNN, you’re embedded with the “troops” and write nice pro-police stories with a heavy reliance on unidentified sources and “a friend of.”

    “More than 1,000 protesters rallied outside of CNN’s Atlanta headquarters on Monday to voice their frustration with the news network’s coverage of the Ferguson, Mo., protests and the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, and protest police brutality generally.”


    On the other hand, if you’re a journalist with other media then it’s a different story. Ryan Devereaux, a reporter for The Intercept and Lukas Hermsmeier, a German reporter for Bild were shot in the back on Monday night by Ferguson police riding in armoured personal carriers (Bearcats) despite identifying themselves as press. Later they were jailed for “refusal to disperse” in spite of the fact that they were by themselves on a side street, they were never read their rights and were tricked out of being allowed to make a phone call to a lawyer.

    “Hermsmeier and I got out of jail this morning. None of the other people who are still there, as far as I know, work for well-funded, high-profile media organizations.”


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