A foreign agent
is similar to a manufacturer's representative in this country.
Senate and House of Representatives sought information on any steps taken by the Justice Department (DOJ) to determine whether Qatari-owned media company Al Jazeera should be registered as a foreign agent
. In a letter to DOJ, the lawmakers note examples of Al Jazeera's activities that align closely with the priorities of the Qatari government.
Investigators claim that she was engaged in these activities without registering as a foreign agent
at the US Department of Justice.
In a letter to the then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April , 17 Republicans, including Zeldin and Senator Ted Cruz, questioned Al Jazeera's failure to register as a foreign agent
WASHINGTON, July 6 (KUNA) -- The Russian government continues to stifle press freedom and media independence, the State Department said Friday, in a statement that condemned "the selective targeting of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Voice of America (VOA) under Russia's law on 'foreign agent
' media outlets." RFE/RL and VOA "remain the only media outlets designated under this law, which exacerbates long-standing restrictions on their distribution in Russia," said the statement from department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.
It is shocking to hear calls being made by a number of US lawmakers to register Al Jazeera as a foreign agent
under the Foreign Agent
It was a response to the US branch of Kremlin-funded broadcaster RT being required to register in America as a foreign agent
. Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, has also indicated it will bar several US media organisations from accessing parliament.
In a recent report, a congressional commission recommended the United States government must make Chinese media outlet Xinhua register as a foreign agent
under the Foreign Agents
Registration Act (FARA).
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Moscow, Dhu-AlHijjah 06, 1437, September 07, 2016, SPA -- Russia's Justice Ministry has labelled the country's most esteemed independent pollster, Levada Center, as a foreign agent
, the Interfax news agency reported Monday, according to dpa.
It also requires that materials published by civil society organizations through the media and the Internet must note that they were published or distributed by a non-commercial organisation acting as a "foreign agent
Moscow : Russia may take legal action to shut down a prominent election monitor group, Golos, after it defiantly refused to register as a "foreign agent
", the justice minister said yesterday.