RT America -- May 12, 2014
A 23-year-old journalist who was shot in Mariupol, Ukraine Friday has been airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment. The young journalist works for Ruptly, RT's video agency, and was shot in the abdomen despite wearing a bullet-proof vest marked "PRESS." Three days of negotiations took place before the Ukrainian government approved a medical transport flight to bring him to Moscow for further treatment. RT's Egor Piskunov has more details on the journalist's ordeal.
Open-information activists are calling a new rule being implemented by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence a "gag order" on public debate. The rule in question prohibits employees of the office from publically discussing or writing about leaked information. Activists believe this will prevent employees from speaking out on perceived wrongdoing by the intelligence community, forcing them to repeat official positions given by government officials. As many note, these official positions and the truth are often very different. RT's Lindsay France discusses the controversial new policy with Kathleen McClellan, the national security and human rights counsel for the Government Accountability Project.