Anton Harber writes that while Russia Today propagates lies, we need to ensure we are fully appraised of the facts, the arguments and the counter-arguments, and if we going to choose sides we can't do that when a voice is silenced.
I dislike the Russia Today (RT) television channel, as it is the propaganda tool of a dangerous and corrupt autocrat. It shows little respect for the truth, and is happy to propagate the most appalling lies. But everyone now and then, I would turn to it – briefly - to hear how the Russian government was seeing the world and get an alternative – and sometimes challenging – view.
I am disappointed that it has dropped out of the DSTV bouquet after the global distributor cut the feed, as we are left with less choice, a diminished diversity, a bouquet dominated by the mainstream Western channels, with Al Jazeera the only other voice.