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Russia labels a BBC journalist and eight others as “foreign agents”

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A protester in August holds a sign that says “foreign agents you”.

Hours after Russian independent editor Dmitry Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Russia’s Justice Ministry said Friday that it had added nine journalists and three publications to the list of “foreign agents” in the country.

The Bellingcat research group and Russian BBC journalist Andrei Zakharov are among those on the list.

Novaya Gazeta, the publication of Muratov, nobel de la Paz, is one of the few independent newspapers that has avoided the label of foreign agent.

But the portal said: “We will try to help the people who have been designated as agents [extranjeros], who are being persecuted and forced to leave Russia. “

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