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Protests erupt as Georgia moves forward with Russian-style ‘foreign agents’ bill

By France24
15 May 2024   |   3:35 am
For almost a month now, tens of thousands of Georgians, particularly young people, have been protesting a controversial bill on “foreign agents”. Inspired by Russia's 2012 law, the new legislation will require NGOs and media outlets to register as agents of foreign influence if 20 percent or more of their funding comes from abroad. Opponents fear that the bill would be used to crackdown on political dissent like in Russia. Taline Oundjian and Régis Genté report.


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