Russia has moved closer to introducing a law that will allow the government to list any foreign media operating in the country as a foreign agent.
The proposal, in retaliation for Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT being told to register as a foreign agent in the US, has been unanimously approved at the lower house of parliament.
US-backed Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty could be hit.
RT is accused of being part of Russia's alleged meddling in the US election.
The Russian proposal would affect foreign-registered media outlets which receive funding from outside Russia. They would be subject to additional requirements and failure to meet them could result in the suspension of their activities.
Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41995682