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Russia | Free Expression & the Law

Russia: Government against rights groups

In 2012 Russia's parliament adopted a law that required nongovernmental organizations to register as "foreign agents" with the Ministry of Justice if they engage in “political activity” and receive foreign funding. The definition of “political activity” under the law is so broad and vague that it can extend to all aspects of advocacy and human rights work.

Russia | Censorship

Russia's information controls reach far beyond the news media

Dominance of the news media is only one of the cogs in a much larger apparatus of information control constructed by the Kremlin. Over the past few years, the Russian government has refined an array of restrictive mechanisms that have given it immense power in shaping the information landscape.

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