Independent journalists and bloggers to be labelled as “foreign agents” — New Russian Law

As reported by PTI, the Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently signed off a law that would allow Independent journalists and bloggers to be labelled as “foreign agents”.

The new law, which now extends to individuals, will come into effect immediately, according to a document published on the Russian government website.

Foreign agents, defined as involved in politics and receiving money from abroad, must register with the justice ministry, label publications with the tag and submit detailed paperwork or face fines.


[Source: PTI]

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