Russia’s offensive against several journalists whom it describes as “foreign agents” – BBC News World

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A protester in August holds up a sign that reads “You foreign agents.”

Hours after Russian independent editor Dmitry Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Russia’s Justice Ministry said it added nine journalists and three publications to the list of “foreign agents” in the country.

The Bellingcat research group and the Russian BBC journalist Andrei Zakharov They are among those listed.

Novaya Gazeta, the publication of Muratov, nobel de la Paz, is one of the few independent newspapers that has avoided the label of foreign agent.

But the portal said: “We will try to help the people who have been designated as agents [extranjeros], who are being persecuted and forced to leave Russia. “

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Russia’s offensive against several journalists whom it describes as “foreign agents” – BBC News World

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