Ministry of Justice adds The Insider to the list of “foreign agents”

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Russian Ministry of Justice Expands media list & mdash; & nbsp; & quot; foreign agents & quot;. It included the legal entity The Insider SIA registered in Latvia. Is & nbsp; is the domain administrator of the online edition of The Insider.

As stated on the agency's website, the list also includes journalists from Open Media. Ilya Rozhdestvensky, project staff Sophia Groisman, Mikhail Rubin and Julia Apukhtin. Journalist Alexey Posternak was also included in the list.

The Insider Portal specializes to investigative journalism. The publication was founded in November 2013 by journalist and political activist Roman Dobrokhotov. The editorial office is located in Riga.

Formerly the editor-in-chief of the project (recognized as an undesirable organization in the Russian Federation) Roman Badanin stated that Instagram blocked the publication's account. This happened two days after the Attorney General added the publication to the list of “undesirable organizations”, unknown. Later, access to the account was restored. Prior to that, the Department of Justice added five project journalists, including the editor-in-chief, to the list of “foreign agents.”


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