RUSSIA: SEEMO disturbed by new legislation for foreign media in Russia

RUSSIA, 29/11/2017

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) voiced concern after a law was signed in Russia by president Vladimir Putin which will allow the state to have even more control over local and foreign media in the country.

The law, signed on 25 November gives authorities in the country the right to classify foreign media outlets and journalists as “foreign agents”, which would require them to submit their content to even more scrutiny and reveal their funding sources. 

Not complying with these demands would lead to judicial persecution and punishments.

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