Russian MPs consider foreign agent tag for bloggers, journalists | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 20, 2019

Russian MPs consider foreign agent tag for bloggers, journalists

Rights activists yesterday warned of greater curbs on media and online freedom in Russia ahead of a vote on a controversial bill that could lead bloggers and independent journalists to be labelled “foreign agents.”

Lawmakers want to broaden existing legislation that forces foreign-funded media and NGOs to describe themselves as “foreign agents” to include individuals.

 

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