Russia's State Duma passes amendments to foreign agent media law

Russia warns US media of possible foreign agent status

Russia warns US media of possible foreign agent status

Russian State Duma on Wednesday passed in the third and final reading the bill require mass-media outlets operating in the country but funded from overseas to register as foreign agents.

According to the bill, a media organisation classified as a foreign agent will be subject to the same requirements that are applied to foreign-funded non-governmental organisations under a 2012 law.

U.S. intelligence agencies allege that RT served as a Kremlin tool to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Russian President Vladimir Putin called this situation an attack on freedom of speech and members of the State Duma initiated preparation of symmetrical response measures.

During the debates on Wednesday, the Duma speaker, Vyacheslav Volodin, called the bill a "symmetrical answer" to the USA and a signal "our media can't be treated like that".

The legislation is widely expected to pass a third reading in the Duma, before moving to the upper house for approval.

RT television, which is funded by the Kremlin to give a Russian point of view on global affairs, confirmed Monday it has registered as a foreign agent in the United States, meeting a deadline from the US Department of Justice.

Russia's State Duma passes amendments to foreign agent media law

"I would like to hope that it will only be used once and there will be no need for more retaliatory action", he added.

After acquiring this status, these media outlets will be subject to the restrictions and responsibilities, which are now envisaged for non-governmental organizations labeled as foreign agents.

The law, passed after massive anti-Kremlin protests in Moscow, requests all groups that receive foreign funding and engage in vaguely defined political activities to register as foreign agents.

Companies will be forced to declare their finances, funding and staffing if the rules are implemented. At the same time, the websites that those organisations use have not been blocked in Russian Federation, even though those resources "are used to prepare and disseminate materials that discredit Russia's domestic and foreign policies, to form negative public opinion and destabilise the situation in the country", the law-makers said.

Amnesty International criticised the new bill as an attack on media freedom.

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