The U.S. Congress revoked the accreditation of the correspondent RT. This was reported by TASS with reference to the head of the Executive Committee of correspondents, radio and television in the U.S. Congress, Craig Caplan.
“This step was taken due to the fact that the Manager of an American branch of RT by T&R Productions, LLC (T&R) registered as a foreign agent in the United States,” explained Kaplan.
13 November 2017 T&R Productions, LLC (T&R) was registered as inherent at the request of the American authorities. In response, Russia has developed and adopted the law on mass media-registered as a foreign agent. President Vladimir Putin signed it on November 25. Warnings from the justice Ministry have already received the edition of “voice of America”, “Radio Liberty” and its projects.
Now, according to the draft law on the media, received the status of a foreign agent, will be subject to the same restrictions as non-profit organizations.
The Council on human rights under the President (HRC) recommended to reject the bill, as the only reason for the recognition of such was foreign funding, and these criteria can get any foreign media. As Human Rights Watch and the OSCE have urged to abandon the amendments, as they violate freedom of speech.