SF may equal receiving funding from abroad media registered as a foreign agent

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. Archival photoSF may equal receiving funding from abroad media registered as a foreign agent© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The Federation Council can develop a bill equating receiving funding from abroad, Russian media working in Russia, to foreign agents; the authority to identify sources of funding can obtain the justice Ministry and Roskomnadzor, has told RIA Novosti Senator, member of the interim Commission of the Federation Council for the protection of state sovereignty and prevent interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Lyudmila Bokova.

«At this stage we are considering the possibility of vesting the justice Ministry and Roskomnadzor the power to investigate sources of funding for Russian-language media. In case of detection of foreign support it would be logical to oblige the media to provide additional statements or to report in accordance with the law on foreign agents», she said.

According to Side, the bill can become a «mirror» response to the «threat of infringement of Russian sovereignty», in particular «harassment» on the Russia Today television channel in the United States.

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