This article is published by Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
Several Russian media outlets on Friday demanded the end of a “state campaign” against independent journalism.
Journalists in Russia have faced mounting pressure in the run-up to parliamentary elections in September.
In recent months, Russian authorities have declared several media outlets and NGOs as “foreign agents,” a label that requires them to carry out tedious administrative procedures and indicate their status on everything they publish.
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