The State Duma proposes to legalize fines and arrests of natural persons-foreign agents

Russian govt can register world media outlets as ‘foreign agents’ Citizens face up to 15 days of arrest for ignoring the law The State Duma on Thursday, December 5, as expected, gave the green light to the bill on punishment of citizens assigned to the media – foreign agents. In the third reading, the document […]

Experts: journalists will answer for protests in Russia

US, EU condemns Russia’s crackdown on protesters & journalists | Alexei Navalny | World News | WION Experts fear a new round of repression against independent media and the Internet. The scale of tightening the screws may exceed the reaction to the rallies in Bolotnaya Square in 2011-2012 The power structures of Russia set anti-arrest […]

The UN expressed regret about the recognition by Russia of citizens as media-foreign agents

Russians React To ‘Foreign Agent’ Media Law This was reported by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Liz Trossell, a representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed regret over the recognition by the Russian authorities of several citizens by the media as foreign agents. She stated this in a […]

Lev Ponomarev: Denunciations are in fashion now

Human rights defender Lev Ponomarev is arrested Human rights activist and his organization fined 400 thousand rubles Roskomnadzor again fined Lev Ponomarev, executive director of the For Human Rights movement, and at the same time his organization, in aggregate – 400 thousand rubles. This time – for the publication of material in a personal blog […]

The State Duma legalized the right of the authorities to recognize Russians as foreign agents

A Blank Slate – Russian Duma Passes Debt Forgiveness Plan and New Laws Regarding Foreign Agents Critics of the draft law adopted in the third reading fear that it can be applied to an unlimited number of people and publications The State Duma of the Russian Federation gave a white light to the bill, which […]

Russian authorities threaten to record American media as foreign agents

Russia: Zakharova threatens Germany with “harsh” response over Berlin ‘impeding’ Russian media Experts believe that the Kremlin’s campaign against US journalists is an attempt to preserve propaganda resources MOSCOW – Russian officials launch the most serious campaign of pressure in post-Soviet history on American media targeting Russian audiences. As reported on October 9 by Radio […]

Russia increases pressure on foreign media

Russia defies criminal probe into Navalny poisoning claims despite international pressure | DW News The court demanded from Radio Liberty to pay a fine, and its journalist, accused of justifying terrorism, lost the appeal process WASHINGTON – During the consideration of the appeal of the Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, the prosecutor accused her of being […]

HRW: Russia continues to harass journalists and human rights defenders

The Russian authorities should end continuous judicial harassment of human rights defenders Annual report says there has been interference with professional journalism Last year in Russia there were cases of unfair criminal prosecution of journalists in cases of justifying terrorism and high treason, as well as other manifestations of interference in professional journalistic activities.. This […]

MPs against foreign agents

Russia: MPs pass amendments to foreign agent media law The State Duma wants to legalize fines and arrests for citizens recognized as foreign agents The State Duma of the Russian Federation approved in the second reading a bill regulating punishments for citizens recognized as foreign agents. They face fines ranging from 10 thousand rubles to […]