‘Russian legislation’ in Georgia sparks concern amongst unbiased media | EUROtoday

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A brand new invoice in Georgia requires media, nongovernmental organisations and different nonprofit teams to register as “pursuing the interests of a foreign power” in the event that they obtain greater than 20 p.c of their funding from overseas. Critics have denounced the invoice as “the Russian law” as a result of Moscow has used related laws to crack down on unbiased information media, nonprofits and activists vital of the Kremlin. So in Georgia there are fears the laws may crack down on dissent forward of October’s elections. FRANCE 24 spoke to Georgian journalists George Gogua, Margarita Antidze, and Mariam Nikuradze.