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How the U.S. says it treats ‘foreign agent’ journalists versus what it actually does
12:29 pm, November 30, 2017
The Executive Committee of the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents' Galleries has sent a
to T&R Productions LLC, RT’s American production company, announcing that it voted unanimously to withdraw RT’s credentials. “Upon its registration as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), RT Network became ineligible to hold news credentials,” the letter states. One day earlier, U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert
that FARA “does not police the content of information disseminated, does not limit the publication of information or advocacy materials, and does not restrict an organization’s ability to operate.” Condemning a new law passed in Russia that allows the Justice Ministry to add media outlets to its foreign agents registry, Nauert called on Moscow “not to use this legislation to further restrict the operation of media outlets or freedom of expression.” Russia’s Senate has vowed to retaliate against the U.S. Congressional Office’s decision.
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