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Forcing RT to register as 'foreign agent' is a 'horrendous blow to press freedom'


Publisher:  RT News
Date Written:  13/11/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

The US government ultimatum that forced news agency RT to register as a 'foreign agent' has drawn condemnation from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which calls the action a "troubling precedent."



Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author and former professor at Princeton University, said Washington forcing RT to register under FARA is "crude censorship" and "one of the most horrendous blows to press freedom since the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s."

The move, Hedges goes on, has "nothing to do with the dissemination of Russian propaganda" but is instead driven by a desire to silence the "critics of American capitalism and imperialism" given a platform by RT America. He also warned that the measures taken against RT are "the beginning, not the end, of a broad campaign against press freedom."

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