俄议会下令调查美国之音、自由欧洲电台和CNN

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年3月19日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

俄罗斯议会下院下令要调查几个美国广播机构是否遵守俄罗斯法律。这些机构包括自由欧洲电台/自由电台、美国之音以及有线新闻电视网CNN。

俄罗斯国家杜马在三月十七号的这一举动的背景是:几天前美国参议员珍妮·沙辛提出了一个议案,授权美国司法部调查俄罗斯官方支持的俄罗斯电视台“今日俄罗斯”是否违反了美国的“外国代理人登记法”。

俄罗斯议会的议案发起人是康斯坦丁·扎土林。他是普京总统的“统一俄罗斯党”的成员。这个党在俄罗斯下议院国家杜马中占有绝对优势。

这个议案三月十七号通过,它指令杜马的信息政策委员会调查美国之音、CNN和自由欧洲电台/自由电台的俄语广播是否遵守俄罗斯法律。

扎土林特别提到这个调查同沙辛参议员法案的联系。沙辛的法案指出:美国情报部门评估认为“今日俄罗斯”参与了克里姆林宫下令进行的对美国的黑客和影响公众的活动。这些活动旨在帮助川普在去年的总统竞选中击败希拉里。

“今日俄罗斯”和克里姆林宫反驳这些指控。“今日俄罗斯”电视网为俄罗斯政府所资助,但是它强调自己有独立于克里姆林宫之外的编辑方针。

CNN也因为报道俄罗斯干预美国总统大选以及声称川普的助手同俄罗斯官员有联系而遭到莫斯科的指责。

沙辛参议员告诉自由欧洲电台/自由电台说,看来她的议案触到了克里姆林宫和一些杜马成员的痛处。

Russian Lawmakers Order Probe of RFE/RL, VOA, CNN

The lower house of the Russian parliament has ordered a probe into whether RFE/RL’s Russian Service, Voice of America, and CNN are in compliance with Russian laws.

The move by the State Duma on March 17 comes just days after Democratic U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced a bill that would empower the U.S. Justice Department to investigate possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by RT, the state-backed Russian TV channel.

The Russian initiative was introduced by Konstantin Zatulin, a member of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, which holds an overwhelming majority in the Duma.

Approved by lawmakers on March 17, the move instructs the Duma’s committee on information policy to probe compliance with Russian laws by VOA, CNN, and RFE/RL’s Russian Service, known locally as Radio Svoboda.

Zatulin specifically linked the probe to Shaheen’s bill, which cited an assessment by U.S. intelligence that RT was used as part of a Kremlin-directed hacking and public-influence campaign aimed at helping President Donald Trump defeat his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in last year’s presidential election.

RT and the Kremlin reject the accusation. RT is funded by the Russian government, but argues it is editorially independent from the Kremlin.

CNN has also come under fire from Moscow over its coverage of alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election and purported ties between associates of Trump and Russian officials.

Shaheen told RFE/RL that it appeared her legislation had struck a nerve with the Kremlin and some Duma members.