Skip to main content
news

Too taboo Before Russia banned Proekt, this is whom its journalists investigated

Source: Meduza
On July 15, the Russian Attorney General’s Office <a href="https://epp.genproc.gov.ru/web/gprf/mass-media/news?item=63664195" target="_blank">declared</a> the activities of the American company “Project Media, Inc” (which publishes the investigative news website Proekt) to be “undesirable” and therefore illegal in Russia. Officials say the company’s actions “threaten the constitutional structure and national security of the Russian Federation.” Simultaneously, Russia’s Justice Ministry added five of Proekt’s journalists to its <a href="https://minjust.gov.ru/ru/documents/7755/" target="_blank">“foreign agents” registry</a>. “Undesirable” organizations are prohibited from conducting any activity whatsoever in Russia, and anyone caught working with one of these groups is subject to felony prosecution. “Foreign agents,” meanwhile, are required to report biannually to the federal government about their activities and spending of foreign funds.
On July 15, the Russian Attorney General’s Office declared the activities of the American company “Project Media, Inc” (which publishes the investigative news website Proekt) to be “undesirable” and therefore illegal in Russia. Officials say the company’s actions “threaten the constitutional structure and national security of the Russian Federation.” Simultaneously, Russia’s Justice Ministry added five of Proekt’s journalists to its “foreign agents” registry. “Undesirable” organizations are prohibited from conducting any activity whatsoever in Russia, and anyone caught working with one of these groups is subject to felony prosecution. “Foreign agents,” meanwhile, are required to report biannually to the federal government about their activities and spending of foreign funds.

We won’t give up Because you’re with us

Реклама