Russian parliament backs law to label individuals foreign agents

Russian lawmakers attend a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Reshetnikov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s lower house of parliament passed legislation on Thursday that will allow individual journalists to be labelled foreign agents, a move that critics say will tighten curbs on the media. Russia adopted an initial foreign agent law in 2012 which gave the authorities the power to label non-governmental organisations and human rights […]

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