Russian NGOs fear new 'foreign agent' law

NGOs to be automatically classed as foreign agents if they receive any funding from abroad.

    Russia's president Vladimir Putin has toughened the country's controversial 'foreign agent' law.

    The justice ministry can put any non-governmental organisation on the foreign agent list if it receives funding from abroad.

    Previously, NGOs engaged in political activity had to register as foreign agents if they received funding from abroad.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.