All Posts Tagged With: "internet"

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Russian Blogger Sentenced Over LiveJournal Comment

A young Russian blogger has been found guilty of “inciting hatred and enmity” over a comment left on a LiveJournal weblog. Due to mitigating circumstances, he has received a suspended sentence of one year.

Jul 7, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Businessman Pays Out For Defamatory Blog Entry

A Moscow court has compelled businessman and former State Duma representative Alexander Lebedev to pay damages for a defamatory post written in his LiveJournal blog.

Jun 25, 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
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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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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
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The Last Island of Freedom

LiveJournal, the most popular blogging service in Russia, was recently sold to a Russian company. Sergei Petrunin discusses the significance of the sale on freedom of speech and freedom of thought in Russia.

Dec 13, 2007 | Continued
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Other Russia Websites Under Attack

As of this moment, the opposition websites and are under a DOS hacker attack barrage of 32 Mbps, rendering them unavailable to the public. This is far from the first time this has happened. In this new BusinessWeek article, Garry Kasparov writes about the increasing importance of the internet in our organization due […]

May 30, 2007 | Continued