Russian parliament adopts NGO 'foreign agents' bill

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    Russia enact law to regulate NGOs; terms NGOs with foreign funding ‘foreign agent`

    Can we have such a law in India too to ensure no more Kudankulams ?

    Russia enacts law to regulate NGOs; terms NGOs with foreign funding as ‘foreign agents’

     
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    Re: Russia enact law to regulate NGOs; terms NGOs with foreign funding ‘foreign age

    Looks like Putin and Co. can see through the intentions of some Western nations and their annoying habit of fueling internal dissent by using NGOs.
    The Western agencies did a good job of pumping money and creating trouble during the Russian election season, but Putin prevailed. :)
    You can't sell BS to Russia, when Putin is in power. :)
     
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    Re: Russia enact law to regulate NGOs; terms NGOs with foreign funding ‘foreign age

    Russian parliament gives first approval to NGO bill
    Source: Russian Parliament Approves NGO ‘Foreign Agents’ Law
     
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    Re: Russia enact law to regulate NGOs; terms NGOs with foreign funding ‘foreign age

    We need similar laws in India. Kudankulam nuclear power plant fiasco can be ascribed to the foreign funded NGOs. There are just too many foreign funded NGOs to my comfort.
     
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    Russian parliament adopts NGO 'foreign agents' bill

    13 July 2012 Last updated at 07:06 ET
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    President Putin has accused Western powers of manipulating some Russian NGOs for political ends

    Russia's lower house of parliament has adopted a controversial bill that labels foreign-funded non-governmental organisations as "foreign agents".

    The upper house and President Vladimir Putin are now expected to turn the bill into law.

    Approval in the largely pro-Putin Duma (lower house) was overwhelming.

    Human rights activists have condemned the bill, seeing it as a tool to crush dissent. The Duma also voted to impose big fines for libel or slander.

    Journalists from some leading Russian news outlets demonstrated outside the Duma against the new libel law, which envisages fines of up to 5m rubles (£99,000; $153,000) for offenders. They warned that it would bring extra pressure on the media.

    The NGO bill requires all the relevant NGOs' materials to include the phrase "foreign agents". The term carries a Soviet-era negative taint in Russia, suggesting spying, correspondents say.

    The Kremlin says the bill is needed to protect Russia from outside attempts to influence internal politics.

    Some NGOs complain that they have to seek funding from abroad because they cannot get it from the Russian state. There are also fears that the bill could be used to restrict independent election monitoring.

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said state funding would be increased for NGOs whose activity "as a whole is deemed useful and positive for our country".

    Under the bill, foreign-funded NGOs involved in politics will also have to undergo financial audits and issue twice-yearly reports on their activities.

    Failure to comply will be punishable by heavy fines or even a two-year prison sentence.

    Source: BBC News - Russian parliament adopts NGO 'foreign agents' bill
     
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    Well done Russia.
     
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    If this law is legislated in India, a large number of NGOs and journalists will come under its ambit, and rightfully so. Every self respecting country must give its people the right to information to know which people are in the payrolls of foreign governments.
    Speaking about Russia, it was about time Putin did something to curb this brazen American propaganda against Russia. During the election protests, some foreign funded Ngos went as far as asking people to join the protests.
     
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    MPs mull over ‘foreign agent’ status for media

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    Great move. The BBC should be on this list.
     
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    +1

    Lately in BBC, I have noticed too many a phrasal chicanery, such as, but not limited to, "on conditions of anonymity," "unconfirmed reports say," "unidentified sources said," "is believed to be."

    Just too much speculation and subconscious targeting.
     
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    Yeah. It's all part of the BBCs talent in constructing sentences with subtle hints, that to the casual eye will make nations like Russia, PRC, India etc appear as "the bad guy". I have noticed them do this during the Russia-Georgia war, the Urumqi riots, when the Bhopal gas tragedy case was brought up a couple of years back etc. They are pretty good at distorting facts, to further their own agenda.
     
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    They never distort facts. BBC is one of the finest news agencies one could come across. I am saying this because, they always play it safe, smart, and shrewd. The problem is with the readers.

    Can you comperhend or understnad this?

    Of course you can! But why? What I wrote makes no sense! Well, as long as the first and last letters are fine, you can jumble around the ones in the middle, and the human mind takes care of the interpretation.

    Similarly, if you write a sentence, such as, "protesters reported seeing scores of children's corpses riddled with bullet holes," proves nothing, but forces the mind to be sympathetic to a pathetic speculation.

    It is psychological, and an essential part of journalism. BBC does that very well, but, when they overdo it, it is not difficult to catch. ;)
     
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    Ok. I'm sorry, I did not mean: distort the facts. I meant something like: distort the truth, or rather distort the perception of the facts.

    Exactly this is what I mean. They are altering how people perceive facts, to further their own agenda. I am pretty good at spotting this though, I have been doing this for years.

    PS: It is a part of journalism, not an essential part of journalism.
     
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    Putin signs controversial 'foreign agents' bill

    Finally, it is done. :)

    Read more at Source = RT News
     
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    No more opposition to Tsar Putin. Good for the World for it will mean that Russia will never progress beyond what it is now, perpetually mired in social strife (resulting in its inability to develop a mature and diversified economy) and always on the brink of implosion. Putin is the only one standing in the way of total collapse - interestingly, he's both the problem and the temporary solution).
     
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    ^^ For the ignorant and the prejudiced US :ka: let it be known that they have Foreign Agents Registration Act which has served as an inspiration for your favourite despot Tsar Putin. So much so that he went right ahead and copied the whole bill.
    I understand if you haven't heard about it or feign ignorance about it. After all have you not to uphold the tradition of sycophancy of the country of Malaysia.
     
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