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German journalists face threats from right wingers

If there were a German federal press freedom index, the Free State of Saxony would rank the lowest. Here, attacks against journalists occur more often than in all the other…

Police order local reporter to stop working and delete photos of demonstration

In Germany it’s the tradition that both Labour Day celebrations and right-wing demonstrations take place on 1.May, a national holiday. During a demonstration of the far-right Pro Chemnitz movement in…

Germany: Journalists facing conflict with emergency responders over filming

When journalist Marvin Oppong began photographing the scene of an accident involving a police car and a taxi, he was just doing his job. But before long Oppong ended up being violently detained by police and stripped of his camera’s memory card.