NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“UNITY strongly condemns the arrest of CBS reporter Sopan Deb at the canceled Chicago rally for Donald Trump on Friday, and demands that authorities drop these baseless charges. By all accounts, Deb was simply doing his job at capturing the tensions outside and interviewed both sides in the mayhem. Videos showed there was no just cause for his arrest and he was not resisting arrest, as authorities claim.
“UNITY commends Deb for his professionalism and courage in his coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign.”
— UNITY President Russell Contreras
(Video of arrest can be seen here.)
UNITY Journalists for Diversity is a strategic alliance that:
- Advocates fair and accurate coverage about diversity — especially race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation.
- Aggressively challenges that industry to staff its organizations at all levels to reflect the country’s diversity.
The UNITY board is made up of representatives from the Asian American Journalists Association, the Native American Journalists Association, and NLGJA: The Association of LGBT Journalists.