All Posts Tagged With: "internet control"

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Lawmakers in Russia Recommend Internet Regulation

Russia’s Public Chamber, which oversees draft legislation and advises the Parliament, has upheld recent legislation that would regulate information on the internet.

Apr 18, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Agency Demands Registration for all Wi-Fi Devices

The Russian agency responsible for regulating media and communications wants to require mandatory registration from every wireless-enabled device. According to the agency, operators of notebook computers, PDAs, and Wi-Fi hotspots must register their devices, or risk having them confiscated.

Apr 15, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Prosecutors Present Draft Law to Regulate Internet

The office of Russia’s Prosecutor General has presented the Parliament with draft amendments for regulating the mass-media, including stricter government control of the internet. A new law on internet extremism is also circulating in Russia’s lower house.

Apr 12, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Prosecutors Dissect Opposition Leader’s Online Journal

Prosecutors in the Russian city of Vologda have launched an investigation into the LiveJournal account of Ivan Belyaev, a local leader of the opposition United Civil Front party, and may charge him with inciting hatred and enmity.

Mar 30, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Prosecutors Ask Parliament to Regulate Internet Content

In the latest attempt this year to regulate the Internet, the Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office has asked the Parliament to make internet-providers responsible for objectionable online content.

Mar 18, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Blogger Heads to Court After Fiery Comment

Savva Terentyev, a 22-year-old blogger from the Komi Republic, faces charges of inciting hatred after an online comment criticizing law enforcement.

Mar 13, 2008 | Continued
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Russia Moves to Limit Foreign Investment in Media, Internet

In what critics see as just one step toward control of the internet, a Russian draft law puts limits on foreign ownership of Russia’s media and internet providers.

Mar 6, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Parliament Moves to Regulate Internet Sites

Lawmakers in the State Duma proposed new rules that would put strict regulations on websites with over 1000 daily visitors. Critics called the move an affront to free speech.

Feb 14, 2008 | Continued