Rachel Denber had this information in Human Rights Watch (HRW). Here is an excerpt:
Russian authorities have just delivered another blow to independent media in the country. On July 15, the prosecutor general’s office blacklisted Project Media Inc. as an “undesirable foreign organization,” banning it in Russia and making it unlawful for anyone in Russia’s jurisdiction to be associated with it. Project Media Inc., based in the United States, is the publisher of the Russian investigative media outlet, Project, which is now effectively also banned in Russia.
Russia’s law on “undesirable foreign organizations” authorizes the prosecutor’s office to designate as “undesirable” any foreign or international organization that is deemed to undermine Russia’s security, defense, or constitutional order. The law is deliberately broad and vague.
The “undesirable” designation follows multiple bombshell reports by Project, which authorities clearly find threatening. These include allegations about Chechnya governor Ramzan Kadryov’s illicit ties with business, ties between President Vladimir Putin and a woman with extensive financial and real estate assets, and the operations of mercenary group Wagner in several countries.
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