Council of the Federation Approves Bills on Defamation, 'Foreign Agents' and Internet Censorship

posted 24 Jul 2012, 03:55 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 Jul 2012, 03:56 ]
Source: (info), 19/07/12 

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On 18 July the Federation Council approved the introduction of the "foreign agent" status for non-profit organisations, the creation of a single list of domains and websites in Russia with illegal content and the restoration of the article on defamation to the criminal code, reports citing RIA Novosti. [Read more]