Feb 20 2004

Marx Aristide on Haiti, Angela Campbell on FCC case

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The conflict in Haiti, which some say could result in a coup against the democratically elected government, is an emerging story in the US media. But many stories point to President Jean Bertrand Aristide’s faults as the cause of the crisis, while often failing to mention key facts, including U.S. support for Haitian opposition groups and for economic restrictions on Haiti. CounterSpin will talk to Marx Aristide– no relation to the Haitian president– of the Haiti Support Network.

Also on Counterspin today: taking the FCC to court. Public interest lawyers were in a Philadelphia appeals court this month to challenge the FCC’s decision last year to relax some media ownership restrictions. So what’s at stake, and what could the outcome mean? CounterSpin will speak to one of the attorneys, Angela Campbell of Georgetown University’s Institute for Public Representation.