Statement: Arrest of Wall Street Journal Reporter in Russia

The News/Media Alliance joins The Wall Street Journal and the broader journalism industry in its concern over the arrest of journalist Evan Gershkovich yesterday in Russia. Mr. Gershkovich, a U.S. citizen and member of The Wall Street Journal’s Moscow bureau, was arrested while on a reporting trip on Wednesday morning, March 29, for false allegations made by the Russian authorities. Alliance Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Danielle Coffey, stated, “The arrest of Mr. Gershkovich is extremely troubling. Journalists perform a critical service in providing important news and information about local, national and international events to communities across the globe. No journalist should have to do their job in fear of their safety or liberty. We stand with The Wall Street Journal in calling for Mr. Gershkovich’s immediate release.”

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