Duma Approves Bill on Internet "Blacklist"

posted 17 Jul 2012, 03:38 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Jul 2012, 03:45 ]
Sergei Smirnov
, 11/07/12 

Source: HRO.org 

· Freedom of speech  · Children’s rights 

On 11 July the State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted a bill in second and third readings to create a blacklist of websites, access to which it is proposed will be blocked. Web sites, large media companies, social networks and bloggers are protesting against this introduction of censorship on the Internet. Amendments to the existing legislation were proposed by a team of legislators from all parliamentary parties. The “mouthpiece" for this initiative was the MP from the Just Russia party, Elena Mizulina. Her position on this issue can be read in various news media. [Read more]