Everything to Know About FARA, and Why it Shouldn’t be Used Against the Press

Published: June 2018

This article by Alexandra Ellerbeck and Avi Asher-Shapiro in the Columbia Journalism Review examines recent moves by the US government enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) against media outlets. Invoking FARA, they write, compromises source protection, media access, and the US promotion of press freedom abroad.