Bill tar­get­ing jour­nal­ists signed

The Peterborough Examiner - - CANADA & WORLD -

MOS­COW — Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Mon­day that gives the govern­ment the right to reg­is­ter blog­gers, jour­nal­ists and so­cial me­dia users as for­eign agents.

The bill ex­tends an ex­ist­ing law in­volv­ing for­eign-funded me­dia out­lets.

That was adopted in 2017 in re­sponse to the de­ci­sion by the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment to la­bel the Rus­sian state-funded RT tele­vi­sion a for­eign agent.

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