Russia designates The Moscow Times as foreign agent

The Moscow Times has been accused of publishing inaccurate information about Russia

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MOSCOW: The Russian Justice Ministry has designated The Moscow Times, an Russian-language online newspaper, a “foreign agent”.

According to the publication, the foreign agent designation is disproportionately used to target independent journalism, who report unbiased news in Russia.

man reading The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times has been accused of publishing inaccurate information (Photo: Reuters)

Moscow Times, a foreign agent

“The (justice) ministry’s foreign agent registry lists the websites of MT’s English and Russian-language editions as well as its social media pages, including on LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Telegram as subject to restrictions.” the statement from the Russian justice ministry said.

Reason for the foreign agent label

The Russian media said the Justice Ministry accused The Moscow Times of publishing inaccurate information.

Reuters reported that the media outlet was forming a negative image of the Russian government, as per the ministry statement.

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