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Russian authorities' harassment of Radio Svoboda threatens media pluralism

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NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the exorbitant fines imposed on Radio Svoboda, the Russian branch of the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, for refusing to label itself as a “foreign agent” in the content it broadcasts. The absurd law requiring this self-labelling violates media pluralism and is designed to silence independent and opposition media, RSF says. In what are the heaviest fines ever imposed on a media outlet in Russia, Radio Svoboda and its director have been ordered to pay a total of 71.5 million roubles (820,000 euros) for violati


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