CPJ asks Justice to dump foreign agent registration for media

The CPJ addressed a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice asking them to abandon the practice of forcing news agencies to register as “foreign agents.” The letter noted alarming inconsistencies in the practice but said it was asking for ending the practice rather than making it fair. The CPJ argued that the practice hampered news outlets in reporting the news and encouraged foreign governments to apply the same practice to news outlets funded within the U.S. (Committee to Protect Journalists, February 11, 2022, by Jennifer Kennedy Gellie)