Russia’s Foreign Agent Law Has Chilling Effect On Civil Society Groups, NGOs

Russia tightened its so-called “foreign agent” law last month to target overseas media operating in the country.  It means the government can require media outlets to state that they are “foreign agents”, and they also have to submit to intensive scrutiny of staffing and financing. Voice of America is among the media organizations to receive such a designation.  As Henry Ridgwell reports, similar legislation was introduced in 2012 against civil society groups that receive foreign support.

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