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Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest | Media | The Guardian

Four more journalists have been charged with felonies after being arrested while covering the unrest around Donald Trump’s inauguration, meaning that at least six media workers are facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

Matt Hopard.
Matt Hopard. Photograph: Handout
A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer and a freelance reporter were each charged with the most serious level of offense under Washington DC’s law against rioting, after being caught up in the police action against demonstrators.


The Guardian learned of their arrests after reporting on Monday that the journalists Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America had also been arrested and charged with felonies while covering the same unrest on Friday morning.

All six were arraigned in superior court on Saturday and released to await further hearings in February and March, according to court filings. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said late on Tuesday that charges against journalists who were covering the protests should be dropped.

“These charges are clearly inappropriate, and we are concerned that they could send a chilling message to journalists covering future protests,” said Carlos Lauría, the CPJ’s senior Americas program coordinator. “We call on authorities in Washington to drop these charges immediately.”

Jack Keller, a producer for the web documentary series Story of America, said he was charged and detained for about 36 hours after being kettled by police at 12th and L streets on Friday morning and arrested despite telling officers that he was covering the demonstrations as a journalist.

“The way we were treated was an absolute travesty,” said Keller, whose cellphone has been kept by the authorities. Keller’s editor, Annabel Park, said: “It is a maddening and frustrating situation. These are people who were there observing and documenting.”

43. We’re not allowed to throw a surprise birthday party during class for Remus. Especially when it’s not even his birthday.

I will admit. I was surprised. - RL

No one appreciates true friendship anymore. - JP

The balloons … The streamers … the live band … the Merlin Impersonator … It truly was a masterpiece. - SB

I like our mandatory gift giving rule. Seeing people scramble to find a gift was hilarious. And you got some pretty good stuff too. - PP

It was the best non-birthday I have ever had. - RL

Saturday Spyro 2 Stream? Hell yeah!

No certain times yet, as I would like to reach a certain amount of words on my assignment first, and then start streaming. Hoping to make this a weekly thing. Starting with Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer (AKA Ripto’s Rage) as I’ve recently finished Spyro the Dragon and want to play the next game.

Originally posted by 2trans2function

If there’s one thing that always cheers me up; it’s Vinesauce. Literally all the streamers are living blessings and seem like genuinely nice people. Literally ALL the streamers are amazing and their videos help me get through rough times. Literally, to every streamer, thank you for existing and making the world a better place.

guys i really can’t get over the idea of Twitch Streamer Kenma living with his wonderful sunshine boyfriend Hinata. 

Kenma’s pretty popular, full-time streamer, and plays an assortment of games, but on Friday nights he and Shouyou both hang out and stream Pokemon or Animal Crossing or other DS games that are equally cute together. 

Hinata tends to have no idea what he’s doing when he’s playing, and he’s a super casual gamer compared to Kenma, so the Friday streams are usually so chill and not much actually gets done. But Kenma and Hinata spend the whole night giggling with each other and acting like a married couple, with short cheek kisses and holding hands (even though it makes it so much harder to play their games), so the viewers never really mind and end up having a good time

basically, all of the viewers are their biggest fans, number one shippers, and it’s adorable.

Move over, cooking shows. In Korea, the big food fad is eating shows, or mukbang. Korean viewers are so glued to watching strangers binge-eating that the live-streamers consuming calories in front of webcams are becoming minor celebrities in Korean culture.

Rachel Ahn, who goes by “Aebong-ee” on her broadcasts, is kind of a big deal in the mukbang world. In fact, when we went to meet her, she wore a mask for fear fans would recognize her on the street.

Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Photo Credit: Elise Hu/NPR

CAN YOU TAKE ME HIGHER?! A Day To Remember and Scott Stapp proving the party wasn’t over - it was just getting started on our 2016 #APMAS stage 🎉🔥 (📷 : Paris Visone)

Hey guys I need help, I’m looking for people who are like Markiplier, like people who do live streams for charity. Even if you don’t do it now but are planning on doing in the future can I please have your YouTube and live stream names? This for my website project in one of my college classes. So far I only have Mark on my list but I seriously want more so when I do launch my website, it will go smoothing and more people will be recognized for what they do and more people will donate to other charities. Sorry for posting something like this but I really want this to happen and want to see how many more people that are out there trying to do something for good of others.
Play it your way: how Twitch lets disabled gamers earn a living online
When epilepsy put Mackenzie out of work, she found a new way to make ends meet: streaming herself playing games. From Street Fighter experts with no arms to quadraplegic Diablo champions, a growing number are finding an unlikely source of income – and a real sense of community
By Simon Parkin

Around the time she was dismissed [for a seizure which resulted in a no-call, no-show missed shift], Mackenzie had started watching, the online video streaming service on which you can log in to watch so-called “streamers” present live TV broadcasts. She’d heard that some of these presenters, who usually played video games on air, were popular enough that they were able to earn a living from their broadcasts. Moreover, many of these streamers were unable to work other jobs. There was NoHandsKen, a quadriplegic streamer who is dependent on a ventilator to breathe; Brolylegs, who, despite having no arms, is an expert player of Street Fighter, a game that requires immense dexterity (he describes himself as the “best Chun-Li with no hands”); DHHGamers, which stands for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gamers, a Twitch community for hearing-impaired gamers who stream and play a variety of online games; and a slew of others. Sensing a problem-solving opportunity, Mackenzie set up an account. Rather than trying to disguise her illness, she instead decided to advertise it via the droll handle Mackenseize.

On Twitch and gamers with disabilities.

dva, a live streamer, is like “haha yeah someone is probably stalking me right now” and junkrat, who has a bounty on his head, is like “me too!!” and then they high five and eat ice cream out of the tub