Russia Seeks to Squeeze Out U.S.-Funded Media – NYT | Ukraine Today .org

Russia plans to squeeze Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty out of the country with steep fines in an escalating conflict between the Kremlin and the United States, which funds the news organization, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Russia’s media regulator reportedly signaled its intention to issue 130 notices of violations against RFE/RL for failing to label its content as produced by a “foreign agent.” The U.S.-funded organization faces up to $5 million in fines, blocked websites and employees serving up to two years in prison under newly passed laws.

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