Treatment of White House Correspondent Considered Unprovoked and Abusive by NAHJ President

Washington, D.C. –The treatment of ABC News’ senior White House Correspondent and NAHJ Member Cecilia Vega during a White House Rose Garden press conference today was unprovoked and abusive.

The condescending comment was targeted at Vega, a female Latina journalist and is unmistakably evidence to the insufferable treatment of both Latinos and women holistically and in the media. While the media, specifically minority journalist are consistently bullied by this administration, the NAHJ National Board applauds Cecilia Vega for drawing attention to the offensive comment while maintaining professionalism.

It is unacceptable that this kind of treatment towards journalists in the Trump administration is increasingly commonplace. It is a testament to our community of journalists that we are able to endure and succeed in the face of such harassment. NAHJ continues to support and celebrate journalists who fight to find truth and fair treatment in an administration that harbors both away from the public.

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About NAHJ The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States and dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms and to work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news media. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,300 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information please visit NAHJ.org or follow on Twitter @NAHJ.

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