Tulsa World: Muscogee (Creek) Nation repeals press freedom for tribal media

A new Muscogee (Creek) Nation law repealing press freedom protections for the tribe’s in-house media has prompted a resignation and drawn fire for its “chilling” effect.

The legislation, approved by the National Council and signed into law this week, places the Mvskoke Media under the control of Principal Chief James Floyd.

“This is a chilling attack on press freedom by the National Council,” said Tristan Ahtone, president of the Native American Journalists Association.

William Hickman