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Georgia lawmakers scuffle over a divisive bill that opponents say mimics Kremlin’s repressive law

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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Lawmakers in Georgia’s legislature scuffled on Monday as the parliament debated a divisive new law dubbed the foreign agent bill. Hours later, hundreds of people protested against the legislation outside the parliament in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

The draft — proposed by the ruling Georgian Dream party — calls for media and non-commercial organizations to register as being under foreign influence if they receive more than 20% of their funding from abroad.

Opponents of the measure denounce it as “the Russian law” because of similar legislation used by Moscow...

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