All Posts Tagged With: "internet control"

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Freedom House: Russian Internet Only ‘Partly Free’

A new report out on the state of internet freedom around the world indicates deterioration in the situation in Russia, where bloggers and opposition websites are increasingly under attack.

Apr 18, 2011 | Continued
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Beeline Blocks Access to Opposition Websites

Prominent rights advocate Evgeny Arkhipov says that the meaning of extremism in Russia has expanded to include dissent, citing Friday’s news that a telecommunications firm is blocking access to opposition websites.

Feb 8, 2010 | Continued
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Opposition Blogger Cleared of Inciting Hatred Against Police

In an unprecedented decision, Russian blogger Dmitri Soloviev has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred against police after investigators found no evidence that any crime had actually occurred.

Jan 11, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Bloggers Create Trade Union

Russian bloggers have created a trade union that will campaign in defense of a set of enumerated rights.

Nov 28, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Authorities Cut Access to LiveJournal Over Political Blog

Residents of Bashkortostan, a central-southern Russian region, found their access to the popular LiveJournal blogging website blocked Tuesday, after a court ordered an opposition blog to stop publishing.

Jun 24, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Deputies Try to Ban LOLspeak

Russian lawmakers are working on new measures to combat the spread of internet-slang into daily life.

May 2, 2009 | Continued
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Online News Agency May Be Closed Over Forum Comments

The information portal is in danger of being closed after investigators found extremism in comments left on its online forum.

Apr 24, 2009 | Continued
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The Great Russian Firewall?

RUSSOFT, an association of the largest software companies in Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus, have proposed a plan to separate the Russian internet from the rest of the world.

Oct 27, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Interior Minister Calls for Restricting Internet

Russia’s Interior Minister has asserted that the internet must be regulated as a mass-media outlet, and has called on the Ministry of Justice, the FSB and Ministry of Interior Affairs to lobby for restrictions to the internet.

Jul 14, 2008 | Continued
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Russian News Site Silenced over Angry Forum Comment

Local law enforcement in Kirov, Russia have used laws against extremist speech to shut down the online version of a regional newspaper. The apparent basis for the closure was an anonymous comment on the site’s forum.

Apr 23, 2008 | Continued