At least 30 journalists were killed this year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, with 21 slain as a direct result of their work. Above, children of the slain journalist Julio Valdivia stood by his coffin at their home in Tezonapa, Veracruz, Mexico, in September. (Felix Marquez/Associated Press)
According to the Oregon State Police and multiple media reports, a group of armed protesters broke windows and stormed the capitol while the state legislature was in session on Monday. Those assembled also attacked a photographer for the Salem Statesman General. One is heard on video telling the photographer, “I’m gonna f*ck you up,” as the journalist leaves.
Threats of “retribution,” more accusations of “fake news” and the end of the White House briefing made 2019 the darkest yet for journalists in the Trump era.