Putin signs bill targeting journalists and bloggers

Associated Press |
Updated: 12.02.19 , 20:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Monday that gives the government the right to register bloggers, journalists and social media users as foreign agents.
The bill extends an existing law involving foreign-funded media outlets.
The move has been criticized by many in Russia for restricting freedom of expression in the country even further and allowing the authorities to crackdown on dissent.
First published: 20:49 , 12.02.19