Putin Approves Law Labeling Journalists 'Foreign Agents' In Russia

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The Russian government now has the right to classify individual journalists, bloggers and even social media users as "foreign agents" with a new law signed by President Vladmir Putin on Monday. A Russian law pertaining to media outlets receiving foreign funding was approved in 2017 , in response to the U.S. Justice Department compelling the Russia-funded channel RT America to register as a foreign agent. Russia's new law extends further, to include individual journalists and bloggers — or anyone who distributes content from outlets registered as foreign agents and receives funding from abroad. "The new norms allow the Russian government to block websites of foreign agents or legal entities established by them in case the information published by...

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Putin Approves Law Labeling Journalists 'Foreign Agents' In Russia

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