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NewsOK: Steven Barnett comments on the relationship between the US and Russia Today media outlet

Journalism and Mass Communication 30 January 2018

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, lent his expertise to comment on the conflict between the US and Russia Today.

For NewsOK Professor Barnett said he sees some merit in RT's argument that the US requirement to register it as a foreign agent is infringing on RT’s journalistic rights.

Describing their reporting, Professor Barnett said: "It's conducted along professional journalistic standards. They try to be as accurate as possible and check sources, and they'll try to cover stories from a perspective that is not Western-dominated."

However, he noted that viewers should be told they are watching a channel funded by the Russian government so they can make their own judgments about the material.

Read the whole article on the NewsOK website.


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