Russian parliament to vote on 'web censorship' bill
The Russian version of Wikipedia is going dark this week, in protest of proposed legislation that would create a blacklist of government-banned websites. The site, ru.wikipedia.org, went down Tuesday morning and will remain shuttered through July 10th, when the State Duma is scheduled to vote on an amendment to Russia's "Act for Information." If passed in its current form, the amendment would create a federal agency charged with maintaining a list of banned sites. This agency would have the authority to add sites to this blacklist, as would Russian courts. The bill's supporters say it would allow the government to more efficiently crack down on child pornography or extremist online materials. The amendment already has the endorsement of... Continue reading…
The Russian parliament was Wednesday set to vote into law a contentious bill that activists fear will introduce Internet censorship by blacklisting sites deemed as undesirable.
Wed 11 Jul 12 from Phys.org
Wikipedia has shut down its Russian-language site for 24 hours to protest a law that would give the government sweeping powers to blacklist certain sites.
Tue 10 Jul 12 from Phys.org
Russia's parliament this week passed a controversial bill that would allow the government to unilaterally blacklist and shut down any website deemed illegal. Draft bill ...
Thu 12 Jul 12 from The Verge
Russia's parliament has voted to give the government the power to block sites which feature blacklisted content.
Wed 11 Jul 12 from BBC Technology
Child porn, extremist ideas, drug-related content would be considered illegal.
Tue 10 Jul 12 from Arstechnica
The Russian-language version of Wikipedia shut down Tuesday for 24 hours to protest a bill giving Russia the power to blacklist certain site ...
Tue 10 Jul 12 from USA today
The Russian version of Wikipedia becomes inaccessible for 24 hours in protest at a proposed law to blacklist some websites.
Tue 10 Jul 12 from BBC Technology
Wikipedia closes its doors in Russia for 24 hours in protest at country's attempts to censor the internet
The site draws a big 'censored' black line over its logo, and a warning on the page translates as 'censorship is dangerous to free knowledge, which should be open to all mankind'.
Tue 10 Jul 12 from Daily Mail
The Russian version of Wikipedia is going dark this week, in protest of proposed legislation that would create a blacklist of government-banned websites. The site, ru.wikipedia.org, ...
Tue 10 Jul 12 from The Verge
Russia's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that gives the government power to blacklist websites containing what officials consider objectionable material. The State Duma voted ...
Wed 11 Jul 12 from Voice of America