Magazine article The News Media and the Law (Online)

Convention Coverage

Magazine article The News Media and the Law (Online)

Convention Coverage

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As it has done for the political conventions over the last 40 years, the Repor ter s Committee will maintain jour nalist hotlines dur ing the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions this summer. The Republican convention will be held July 18-21 in Cleveland, and the Democrats will meet July 25-28 in Philadelphia.

The Reporters Committee hotlines are staffed by local lawyers who will be available to help if a journalist gets swept up in an arrest during pr otests or other convention activity. Lawyer s fr om Levine Sullivan in Philadelphia and Baker Hostetler in Cleveland will head up the hotline teams this year. Specific details, including numbers to call and information on what to do if you ar e ar r ested while cover ing the events, will be available on the Reporters Committee's site in early July.

The national conventions always draw a large number of protesters, and there is every reason to believe that this summer's events will be more controversial and contentious than ever. …

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