RCMP Arrest Journalists, Land Defenders Following Gidimt’en Eviction

"Amber Bracken, reporting from Wet’suwet’en territory for The Narwhal, was among those arrested as RCMP tactical units advanced on the Gidimt’en occupation of a drill site above the Wedzin Kwa (Morice) River"

"RCMP arrested two journalists, including photojournalist Amber Bracken, on assignment for The Narwhal, during police enforcement of a Coastal GasLink injunction in northwest B.C. Friday.

The arrests of Bracken and Michael Toledano have prompted widespread condemnation from media rights organizations, with the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Canadian Association of Journalists both calling for their immediate release.

“The RCMP, for whatever reason, continues to act with impunity and they are continually working to subvert law and best practice and that can’t be tolerated,” said Canadian Association of Journalists president Brent Jolly, pointing to RCMP limits on press freedoms at Fairy Creek logging blockades earlier this year."

Matt Simmons reports for The Narwhal November 20, 2021.


"Two Journalists Remain In Custody in B.C. After RCMP Arrests At Indigenous Protest" (Toronto Globe and Mail)

"CAJ Calls For Immediate Release Of Arrested Journalists Reporting From Wet’suwet’en" (Canadian Association of Journalists)

Source: The Narwhal, 11/22/2021