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A general view shows the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia in January 2017. A committee in Russia's Duma today approved legislation that would allow labeling individual journalists as foreign agents. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Russian Duma committee OKs legislation to label individual journalists ‘foreign agents’

New York, July 3, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Russian authorities to refrain from labeling individual bloggers and journalists as foreign agents. The State Duma’s information and communication committee today approved legislation that would allow authorities to label private persons as foreign agents if they work for organizations the Justice Ministry labels…

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