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NYFWA Stands With America's Free Press

The New York Financial Writers' Association condemns acts of violence and harassment toward reporters. In a year where reporters have been shot, heckled, harassed and now, evacuated on live air due to bomb threats, we should all pause to remember the vital role the free press plays in our democracy – and our economy. President Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric toward the free press cannot become the new normal. NYFWA members stand with our fellow reporters. Journalists are not the enemy of the people. They are the people. The right to free speech, by journalists and all Americans, was enshrined in our constitution for a crucial reason: our founders understood that democracy, and a civil society, cannot survive without it.