According to the law, registered as a foreign agent can be recognized as media that receive funding from foreign States or organizations.
Vladimir Putin signed the law on the status of a foreign agent for foreign media operating in Russia.
As the Rain, the document is published on the Internet portal of legal information. The document introduces amendments to the law “On information, information technologies and protection of information” and allows you to give foreign media operating in Russia, the status of a foreign agent. The decision will be taken by the Ministry of justice. According to the law, registered as a foreign agent can be recognized as media that receive funding from foreign States or organizations. The Russian media with the share of foreign funding under the act are not covered, assured in the state Duma.
Earlier the document was passed in the Federation Council and the state Duma. In the lower house of Parliament, the law considered in three readings in two days. Deputies called it a “mirror response” to the “oppression” of the Russian media by the US authorities. The U.S. justice Department demanded that the TV channel Russia Today to register as a foreign agent. The leadership of the RT at first refused to do it, but then agreed.
Not to accept the Russian law on mass media-registered as foreign agents asked the Council for human rights under the President of Russia. There pointed out that the status of inherent media can be obtained on the basis of receiving money from abroad. Thus any foreign publication has a foreign source of funding.
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