Russia Moves To Restrict Foreign Media

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Russian lawmakers moved closer to introducing new legal amendments that would allow the country to list any foreign media outlet as a "foreign agent," posing significant challenges and possible restrictions. The move is seen as a retaliation to the U.S. Department of Justice, which last week decided to require the Kremlin-backed news outlet RT to register as a "foreign agent," and alleged that it served as a tool to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford (@sarahrainsford).

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