All Posts Tagged With: "extremism"

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Russia to Monitor Online Media for ‘Extremism’

The Russian Internal Ministry has announced plans to open specialized centers to monitor online media for “extremism,” which is likely to result in an increase of censorship on news websites critical of the Kremlin.

Mar 31, 2012 | Continued
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850 Cases of Russian Activist Persecution in 2011

The Agora human rights watchdog has recorded 850 cases of persecution against civil rights activists and NGOs in Russia in 2011, continuing an upward trend in such incidents since 2008.

Jan 28, 2012 | Continued
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Culture Ministry Bill Would Ban Movies About ‘Extremists’

New draft legislation by the Russian Culture Ministry threatens to ban any movie that can be construed as to contain material that even so much as discusses “extremist” material or organizations.

Nov 26, 2011 | Continued
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St. Petersburg Police Threaten to Take Activist’s Daughter

Police in St. Petersburg are threatening to take away the child of an opposition activist if she doesn’t appear for interrogation; Other Russia party members say the threat is connected with their upcoming protest march.

Mar 24, 2011 | Continued
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Russia to Auto-Monitor Online Media for ‘Extremism’

Russia’s federal communcations agency plans to implement a system that would automatically monitor online media for instances of “extremism.”

Mar 23, 2011 | Continued
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Petersburg ‘Strategy 31’ Organizers Face Charges (updated)

Two Strategy 31 organizers in St. Petersburg have been released from police detention but now face extremism charges, while a third has been sentenced to 27 days of administrative arrest.

Nov 3, 2010 | Continued
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Novaya Gazeta Fears Shutdown in 2011

A court has upheld the decision by a federal media supervisory agency to accuse Novaya Gazeta of “propagandizing nationalistic views,” bringing the opposition newspaper one step closer to a shutdown.

Oct 18, 2010 | Continued
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Police Question Musicians Over Song Played at Khimki Rally

Moscow city police are questioning the musical group Barto in regards to a song they performed at an opposition rally, calling certain lyrics “extremist;” the artists maintain the song is a love song.

Sep 6, 2010 | Continued
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Murmansk Police Confiscate Anti-Putin Report, 2 Activists Detained

Police in Murmansk have confiscated 1000 copies of “Putin. Results. 10 Years” under allegations of extremism, despite the fact that St. Petersburg police already did the same analysis and came up empty.

Aug 25, 2010 | Continued
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No Extremism Found in ‘Putin. Results. 10 Years’

An anti-Putin report has been officially declared to be free of extremism, and opposition leaders distributing the report have been given authorization to get back 100,000 confiscated copies of the document.

Jul 2, 2010 | Continued