Journalist Yuri Dudya was recognized as a “foreign agent” media outlet due to the fact that in his interview with Alexander Gordon, Tima Belorusskikh and Katerina Gordeeva there was no labeling of The Insider and Meduza “foreign agents” media outlets, and also because of receiving money for advertising on YouTube. Interfax writes about this with reference to the Lefortovo Court of Moscow.
Today, a meeting was held there on Dud's claim that the Ministry of Justice did not notify him of the status of the media as a "foreign agent" within three working days. The court rejected the journalist's claim.
“This is the usual monetization from YouTube for ads, this is a service function, this is not unique,” said one of Dud's representatives during the meeting, talking about receiving money for ads on YouTube.
The Ministry of Justice added Dudya to the register of media outlets as "foreign agents" in mid-April. At the same time, The Insider editor-in-chief Roman Dobrokhotov, political scientist Ekaterina Shulman, cartoonist Sergei Elkin, journalist Karen Shainyan, LGBT activist Regina Dzugkoeva, head of the LGBT initiative group Vykhod Maria Sabunayeva, ex-observer of the Pskov Governorate "And the writer Alexei Semenov, as well as the journalist" Such cases "Kirill Kruglikov.
At the end of last year, it became known that Mediazona received the status of a "foreign agent" due to Google's advertising revenue. At the same time, earlier the Russian court itself insisted on paying similar income to the pro-Kremlin "Tsargrad".