Journalists Covering North Dakota Pipelines Face Serious Charges
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** UPDATE: Since we recorded this interview, news emerged that Amy Goodman has had charges against her dropped.
FEATURING DEIA SCHLOSBERG – Emmy award winning filmmaker Deia Schlosberg is facing a potential 45 years in prison, for doing her job as a journalist and documentarian. When five climate activists were arrested last week for their civil disobedience actions of shutting down tar sands pipelines, Schlosberg, who was filming them, was also arrested. According to Reuters, she was, “charged along with activists Samuel Jessup and Michael Foster on Thursday with three counts of conspiracy, charges which carry a maximum penalty of 45 years in prison.”
Whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted her plight reminding people that he faces 30 years for leaking classified information from the NSA to media.
Meanwhile Democracy Now host Amy Goodman** also faces charges in North Dakota for her work in covering the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Goodman broadcast from the Morton County Courthouse on Monday and, as of this recording, has planned to turn herself in.
Deia Schlosberg, award winning filmmaker, producer of Josh Fox’s new film, “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change”.