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How do you take down an NGO in Eastern Europe? Accuse it of being a spy

How do you take down an NGO in Eastern Europe? Accuse it of being a spy

While the consequences of being a “foreign agent” in Vladimir Putin’s Russia are not as extreme as they were under Joseph Stalin, they do set some foreboding precedents in the region, namely for Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The trend has directly impacted two IFEX members – the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (based in Azerbaijan) and Freedom House (based in the U.S.)

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