Georgia lawmakers consider bill that takes aim at the state’s journalists

Brown shirts in Georgia

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Congressman Andrew Welch introduced legislation that would create a state board to oversee the work of media outlets

In a move slammed by proponents of press freedom, Georgia politicians are considering a law that would create a journalism board to oversee the work of journalists in the state.

The move, introduced by the Republican state legislator Andrew Welch just before he resigned his seat, has generated widespread outrage, though it fits into a pattern of attacks on the media by Republican figures, including Donald Trump.

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