Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/27

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Subject: [Leica] OT: press freedom?
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Wed Oct 27 23:23:13 2004

I wouldn't count on them helping you in the US. Several years back, I was
assaulted, by the owner of a factory, while covering a labor dispute. The
judicial system in LA County expressed no interest in the case. I contacted
the RSF a number of times, reaching only an answering machine. I was never
called back. 
Another time, I faced serious intimidation from the organized crime unit in
Long Beach, CA, in an effort to suppress my coverage of a labor dispute. By
then, I didn't even bother to call the RSF.
S. Dimitrov

> From: Adam Bridge <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 20:20:25 -0700
> To: Leica Users Group <>
> Subject: [Leica] OT: press freedom?
> Since I know there are some photo-journalists out here I thought I'd
> ask about the Reporters Without Borders ratings of press freedom by
> nation.
> By their account the US is down quite a ways which surprises me, I suppose.
> <>
> Accurate?
> Feel free to respond on the forum which is where this belongs.
> Thanks
> Adam
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