with Chris Hedges
RT America on Nov 13, 2017
The Department of Justice has required RT America to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), an anti-propaganda law from the 1930s. “On Contact” host Chris Hedges discusses whether such a requirement will have a chilling effect on the First Amendment’s freedom of the press with RT America’s Ashlee Banks.
Updated: Nov. 14, 2017
‘US govt attacks freedom of speech by forcing RT to register as foreign agent’
RT on Nov 14, 2017
RT has filed for registration as a ‘foreign agent’ in the US, as November 13 is the deadline, Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan has announced. The broadcaster has been threatened with legal action should it refuse to comply.
RT America crackdown ‘narrows range of acceptable discourse’ ‒ fmr Green Party VP candidate
RT America on Nov 14, 2017
RT America was forced to register as a foreign agent in the US on Monday, a demand that has been criticized as a direct violation of the First Amendment’s protections for free speech and press. Former Green Party vice presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka is one of those speaking out against the move. He speaks with RT America’s Anya Parampil about why RT is facing such unprecedented pressure from the US government.
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