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Before Russia banned Proekt, this is whom its journalists investigated
4:36 pm, July 15, 2021
On July 15, the Russian Attorney General’s Office
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.