Prof. Steven Barnett quoted by AP on Censorship and RT

25 January 2018

In an article published on, about the U.S. government’s requirement that RT registers as a foreign agent, Prof. Steven Barnett has stated that ‘he sees some merit in RT’s argument that requiring it to register as a foreign agent is infringing on its journalistic rights’, he went on to day that,  ‘while its journalists are unlikely to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin, they seem to have a measure of discretion and freedom when reporting on Russia and the world’. These comments come amid RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan suggestions that the move by the USA has damaged RT’s reputation and has led it to being shut out of events. It runs counter to American values, she said, and has called for the United States to live up to its ideals of freedom of speech.

The full article, by JOHN DANISZEWSKI and DAVID BAUDER of AP, can be read on the NewsOK website.

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