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    RM Broadcasting has to register as a foreign agent

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/th...-agent-1208400

    A first-of-its-kind decision from a Florida federal judge rejects reasoning from RM Broadcasting on why it shouldn't have to register.
    The United States Justice Department has prevailed in a lawsuit against RM Broadcasting, the owner of a Washington, D.C.-based radio station that is broadcasting Sputnik International. On Tuesday, a federal judge in West Palm Beach, Fla., granted a motion for judgment on the pleadings to the DOJ in a groundbreaking case over the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

    For more than eight decades, FARA has loomed over international media organizations. Originally adopted by the United States Congress in 1938 to combat Nazi propaganda, FARA requires those acting as agents for foreign powers to register with the U.S. government, disclose their relationships and provide reports on financial activity.

    What media organizations must register? Al Jazeera? The BBC?

    It's very unclear.
    RM International is going to have to register foreign agent.

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    So what about WCRW Leesburg which carries China Radio International 24/7?

    According to this Washington Post piece and All Access, RM Broadcasting is a broker that sells time on WZHF, not the licensee. Apparently the managing owner of the 105.5 translator also had to register, but no mention of WZHF owner Way Broadcasting.

    The owner of the 105.5 translator stated in the Washington Post article that being labelled a foreign agent cost him at least one business transaction.

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