Various driving Russian news diaries and sites have united to challenge the focusing by specialists of a developing number of autonomous news sources and columnists under Russia’s questionable “unfamiliar specialist” law.
In a content distributed online on August 27 and addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin and other senior authorities, the gathering of autonomous media – including Forbes, Novaya gazeta, Dozhd, and Meduza – gave six requests, including the repealing of a law naming certain free media and writers as “unfamiliar specialists.”먹중소
The law is set up to target media, NGOs, and people that get subsidizing from outside of Russia.
On August 20, TV Dozhd, an autonomous news channel, and Vazhniye Istoriye, an analytical news site, were added to the rundown.
Nonetheless, Dozhd, which says its publicists are completely Russian, not unfamiliar, was focused on the grounds that it printed, or broadcast, material from other assigned unfamiliar specialists, as per Meduza, a Latvian-based news site that has additionally been assigned an unfamiliar specialist.
Until this point, 43 elements and people have been assigned as unfamiliar specialists in Russia, including Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and a few of its Russian-language news locales, including its lead Russian-language TV station, Current Time.
The Russian law, first passed in 2012 and revised a few times since, presently requires assigned media to mark the entirety of their substance with a meddlesome disclaimer. A few media have agreed, even in the midst of fears that the names would frighten away publicists. Something like one assigned Russian media source has shut. Meduza has turned to crowdfunding to keep working.
RFE/RL has not marked its substance, bringing about the Justice Ministry forcing a huge number of dollars in fines. RFE/RL has spoke to the European Court of Human Rights and has additionally moved to move a portion of its workers and activities out of Moscow to Kyiv and somewhere else.