Science writers ‘shocked’ at Kent’s response to muzzling claims

They cite his journalistic past in questioning why he’s not sympathetic to their cause.

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Environment Minister Peter Kent in Durban, South Africa, in December 2011.
Sneh Duggal
Published: Thursday, 04/05/2012 12:00 am EDT

Journalist and public service representatives say they are “shocked” that despite Environment Minister Peter Kent’s journalistic background, he has said complaints about the “muzzling” of government scientists are driven by impatient reporters.

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