MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, Simonyan said that RT America had registered as a foreign agent in the United States to comply with the US Department of Justice's demand. In this case, she offered to change the date of the World Press Freedom Day from May 3 to November 10, the date of RT America’s registration as a foreign agent in the United States.
"I suggest changing the date of the World Press Freedom Day to November 10," Simonyan wrote on Twitter.
Предлагаю перенести всемирный день свободы прессы на 10 ноября.https://t.co/gfJEKb4l4J— Маргарита Симоньян (@M_Simonyan) 14 ноября 2017 г.
Most recently, the RT broadcaster was requested to register under Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). However, other foreign media outlets, such as the UK BBC broadcaster, Chinese CCTV broadcaster, French France 24 broadcaster or German Deutsche Welle radio station have not been registered as foreign agents. Simonyan said Monday that the broadcaster was choosing between a criminal case and registration, congratulating "the American freedom of speech and all those who still believe in it."