The Union of journalists commented on the registration partner of the Sputnik noagenda in USA

© SputnikСтудия Sputnik. Archival photoThe Union of journalists commented on the registration partner of the Sputnik noagenda in USA© Sputnik

Partner registration Sputnik as a foreign agent in the U.S. due to ill-conceived political situation in Washington and willing to «bend» the Russian media, said the Secretary of the Union of journalists of Russia Timur Shafir.

On the eve of the U.S. justice Department has registered as ieagent company Reston Translator, rebroadcasting programs of Sputnik. From the Sputnik, working with many companies worldwide, U.S. authorities registration not required.

According to Shafir, the reasonableness of Washington’s actions do not have to say: victims of the political situation «brought absolutely everything – the reputation of journalists and their right to peaceful and free work.» «Finally discredited the concept of freedom of speech and dissemination of information», — he said RIA Novosti.

Shafir noted with regret that he had the impression that «and the response, forced measures, and a huge loss of reputation does not play any role.»

«The U.S. government has set a goal – no matter what the circumstances, unceremoniously ahead and try to «bend» our media. And the task that they perform very, very hard. This is the case, which is very accurately described Kozma Bars: «sometimes the zeal and overcomes the mind», — he added.

Recently the U.S. justice Department made the list of foreign agents television channel RT America. The chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan stated that the channel had to choose between a check and a criminal case, and congratulated the «American freedom of speech and all who still believe.»

Many other foreign state — run media- the BBC, Chinese CCTV, the French TV channel France 24, the German radio station Deutsche Welle — registration as ieagent USA do not require.