US ups ante against Russia broadcaster RT | The Daily Star
12:33 AM, September 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:35 AM, September 14, 2017

US ups ante against Russia broadcaster RT

The US Justice Department has asked Russian broadcaster RT to register its American operations as a "foreign agent," putting fresh pressure on a major media group that Washington regards as Moscow's propaganda arm. RT said late Monday that the company that supplies all the services for its RT America channel was told by the DOJ in a letter that it is obligated to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, an act aimed at lobbyists and lawyers representing foreign political interests. On its website, RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan condemned the move as part of a US "war" on Russian media.

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