Washington: US State Department follows up the adoption of Russian law on foreign agent media
The Department of State is closely following the fate of the Russian law on foreign agents, RIA Novosti reports, citing a department representative.
“We are closely following this bill to see whether it will be adopted and how it will be implemented,” he said.
According to him, the State Department informed its Russian partners that “FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act in the United States) promotes transparency without limiting freedom of speech.”
Previously, the State Duma adopted, in the third reading, amendments to the law “On mass media,” allowing foreign media representatives to be classified as “foreign agents.” The law allows “a legal entity …read more