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| 16 June 2021, Wednesday | النسخة العربية

Russia’s Justice Ministry labels VTimes media outlet as “foreign agent”

Russia’s justice ministry on Friday designated online news outlet VTimes a “foreign agent” media organization, a move that will require it to label itself as such and subject it to increased government scrutiny.

VTimes was set up last year by group of journalists who quit Vedomosti, a top Russian business newspaper, after accusing their new editor-in-chief of introducing pro-Kremlin censorship.

Russia last month applied the same foreign agent label to Meduza, a popular independent news site.