Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Foreign Financed Media to Become "Foreign Agents"
17.07.2012 12:17
Foreign Financed Media to Become
"Enemies are Everywhere!"

Deputies of the ruling "United Russia" party are planning to include Russian media sources which have foreign sources of income into the list of "specially checked" organizations. According to pro-Kremlin paper Izvestia, the respective amendments to the "Mass Communication Media Law" will be considered at the Parliament's autumn session.

      Two United Russia deputies, Vladimir Burmatov and Ilya Kostunov are the main initiators of the amendments. According to them, many media sources "are financially backed from abroad, they interfere with domestic politics and are just foreign propaganda sources." Kostunov said that the autumn State Duma parliamentary session would start with the discussion of labeling foreign financed media as "foreign agents." 

      "I think that the 'foreign agents' topic is not over yet. Many media sources are financed from abroad and are a way to develop propaganda. At the same time they pretend to earn money by themselves, without help," Kostunov said.

      At his turn, Burmatov said the very term "foreign agent" is misunderstood, as it is not equal to "foreign spy". "But if foreign financing is 50% and over, that means that foreign businessman have taken control of the media's editorial policy," he said. 

      Earlier in July the Russian parliament approved a law according to which non-profit organizations financed from abroad must be labeled "foreign agents." According to it, such organizations must be included to a special register and be taken under exclusive control. Those avoiding entering the register will be sentenced to correctional tasks or to fines. The law provoked protest from many NGOs and rights activists. 


Sources: Image:

      Relative News: Russian Lower House to Unmask "Foreign Agents" (11.07.2012) 

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian law Russian politics Russian Duma   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

MBFW Russia: Beautiful Boys Version 2.0 by Nikolay Legenda
The Rate of Poverty in Russia Remains High
What Worries Russians in 2018
Unemployment Benefit in Russia would Sharply Grow in 2019
Oksana Fedorova will Present her New Collection "Transformation"

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
piracy  Stroke Treatment  travel to Russia  Ancient Russia  Festivals in Moscow  Vivacello  Russian business  Startups  Yandex  The Great Silk Road  Konstantin Kinchev  Transaero  Russian space exploration  Priyutino Memorial Estate  Krasnodar Flood  Comics  Mindaugas Karbauskis  Alexander Lebedev  Lake Teletskoye  Pyotry Tchaikovsky  Exhibitions in Moscow  Tretyakov Gallery  Russian singers  Anzhi  Encephalitis  Astrakhan  Megafon  Saint Petersburg  train tickets Russia FIFA  Sochi Olympic Games 2014  Headdresses  the Crimea  St. Petersburg  Russian Cinema  Russian opera singers  Russian tourism  Life Saving  Moscow monuments  Sevsk  Russian football team  VTB  Artyom  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Chelyabinsk  Russian regions  Tyumen  Ukraine crisis  Moscow tourism  Art Group Voina  Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites