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RT's Moscow offices are seen on June 8, 2018. The company is among several foreign-owned outlets that have been forced to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act in the United States. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)

Several foreign news outlets required to register as foreign agents in US

Since 2017, U.S. legislators and the Department of Justice have required multiple foreign-funded news organizations to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), a law designed to compel transparency from agents of foreign entities operating inside the United States, according to news reports, public records, and letters from the Department of Justice.

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen attends celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the country's independence from France, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on November 9, 2018. A Cambodian news fixer was deported from Thailand to Cambodia on a 'false news' accusation on December 12. (Reuters/Samrang Pring)

News fixer deported from Thailand to Cambodia on ‘false news’ accusation

Bangkok, December 13, 2018–A Cambodian news fixer who helped to produce a documentary on sex trafficking for Russian government-funded international news network Russia Today, or RT, was deported yesterday from Thailand to Cambodia on accusations of abetting the production of false news, according to news reports.

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Police stand guard as a limousine set on fire by activists in Washington burns in the background, January 20, 2017. (Reuters/Adrees Latif)

Journalists charged with rioting in Washington

New York, January 24, 2017–Authorities in Washington D.C. should drop rioting charges against at least three journalists arrested while covering protests on the day of the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Palestinian citizens react to an air strike dropped by the Israel Defense Forces on a market in the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza. A journalist was killed in the attack. (Reuters/Ashraf Amrah)

Palestinian photojournalist killed in Israeli air strike

New York, July 30, 2014–Palestinian journalist Rami Rayan was killed today in an Israeli air strike on a market in the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza, according to his employer and news reports. At least 16 other people were killed and 160 wounded in the strike, according to news reports.

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In Ukraine, journalists injured, detained, expelled

New York, July 28, 2014–In recent days in Ukraine, an international journalist was wounded in a car crash caused by separatists’ gunfire, a local journalist was detained by separatists, a Russian reporter for Bloomberg News was briefly detained by a Ukrainian army unit, and a foreign journalist was expelled by Ukrainian authorities, according to press…

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In Ukraine, some updates on this week’s abducted and missing journalist(s)

On Wednesday, we reported that in Ukraine this week, at least two journalists had gone missing, while pro-Russia separatists abducted a fixer and briefly detained a reporter. Also, the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic said it was banning journalists from the conflict area. We noted that press freedom violations “are happening at dizzying speed in eastern…

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An armed separatist orders a journalist to leave the area near the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines plane in Donetsk region. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Journalists missing, fixer kidnapped, press banned in eastern Ukraine

New York, July 23, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a series of recent anti-press violations in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk. In the past two days, at least two journalists have gone missing, while pro-Russia separatists abducted a fixer and briefly detained a reporter, according to news reports and press freedom and human rights…

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Journalists detained, threatened while covering MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine

New York, July 21, 2014–Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine should stop threatening and obstructing journalists from reporting on the Malaysia Airlines plane crash, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Russian journalists barred from entering Ukraine

New York, May 23, 2014–Several Russian journalists were barred from entering Ukraine this past week, ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the move and calls on Ukrainian authorities to allow all journalists to carry out their job without harassment.

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In Ukraine, journalists face violence, abduction

New York, May 12, 2014–Local and international journalists covering the crisis in Ukraine have been assaulted and arbitrarily detained in the past week, according to news reports and a local press freedom organization. At least one was attacked while covering a contested referendum Sunday on autonomy for the east of the country, the reports said. 

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