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Russia designates RFE/RL and Voice of America as 'foreign agents'
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s justice ministry on Tuesday designated Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Voice of America (VOA) as “foreign agents” under a new law rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow said was unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.
The ministry said in a statement on its website that it had decided to designate U.S. government-sponsored VOA and RFE/RL, along with seven separate Russian or local-language news outlets run by RFE/RL, as “fulfilling the role of foreign agents.”
Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova, Andrew Osborn, Katya Golubkova; Editing by Christian Lowe
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