Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian 'Internet Blacklist' Starts Working
1.11.2012 22:00
Russian 'Internet Blacklist' Starts Working
http://islamrf.ru/news/russia/rusnews/24810/

On November 1, a special law aimed to protect children from harmful web content – the so-called internet blacklist – has come into effect. Starting from today, every website containing child pornography, suicide instructions or drugs promotion can be forced to go offline.

      A unified register of websites with information that is banned to be distributed in Russia (http://zapret-info.gov.ru) went online on Thursday and immediately came under hacker attack. Now its operability is restored.

      Now anyone (even anonymously) can use the source to report on a 'harmful' website. Every report will be analyzed by experts before making a final decision.

      The law was passed  by the Russian parliament in July 2012, in spite of a wave of criticism among rights advocates and popular Russian websites who stated it was an attack on freedom of speech and would lead to widespread censorship on the web.

      Ordinary users won't be allowed to see the full blacklist, but they will be able to check whether a particular internet site has been banned.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian Internet Russian law freedoms in Russia Censorship in Russia  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:








Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Russian business  Smoking in Russia  Russian cuisine  WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Arts  Goats  Blagoveschensk  Kemerovo Region  business  TV Channels  Moscow  Shukhov Tower  Museum "Universe of Water"  comet  Arts and Crafts  Baikal  Russian hockey  Gay  corruption  St. Petersburg  FIFA world cup 2018 tickets  Ivanovo Region  Russian tourism  Doll Exhibition  Russian scientists  John Malkovich  skiing in Russia  Siberia  Soviet Union  Fashion Futurum  Jazz  River Low-coster   Vladimir  Slava Zaitsev  Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy  Nikita Mndoyants  Russian science  Russian economy  IKEA  time zone  Sheremetyevo Airport  Russian Cinema  Exhibitions in Moscow  Yevgeny Vakhtangov  Musical Festivals  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Black Sea  tourist cards  Old Moscow  Russian Poets  Russia Travel Tips 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites