Putin’s New “Foreign Agents” Media Law

Russia's president approved a controversial bill to label internationally funded media outlets as "foreign agents.” Outlets such as US-backed Voice of America and Radio Free Europe are likely to be affected. The law would not apply to Russian media outlets backed by foreign capital. Russian officials repeatedly stated that the measure was a tit-for-tat response after the US made a similar move targeting Russia's foreign broadcaster RT, formerly Russia Today, and the Sputnik news agency.

Source: DW

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Big Business Tries To Muzzle Indian Journalism

Legal actions are increasingly being used by large corporations to threaten the media into silence in India, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists. The country's outdated media laws include both criminal and civil libel statutes, and they are being abused by powerful companies and individuals.

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

Posted on: October 9, 2014