DOJ ends persecution of NY Time’s journalist James Risen


RT America

Published on Dec 15, 2014
The Department of Justice recently announced it will not subpoena and pursue criminal charges against New York Times journalist James Risen in an effort to force the writer to reveal a conferential source. Free speech and civil liberties advocates have long lambasted the federal government for its coercion efforts against the veteran reporter, and are welcoming the move as a victory for journalistic freedom and government transparency. RootsAction.org’s Norman Solomon tells RT’s Ben Swann why this victory is so important.

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