Russia’s justice ministry has added Deutsche Welle to a list of media organisations it labels as “foreign agents”. That designation means DW is required to label anything published with a disclaimer. The term carries negative Soviet-era connotations in Russia, suggestive of spying. It’s not the first action taken against DW. In early February, Russia ordered the closure of our Moscow bureau and our website was blocked by Russia’s state communications regulator earlier this month.
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