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

Russia to Force Bloggers to Get Journalist Accreditation
19.03.2014 11:26
Russia to Force Bloggers to Get Journalist Accreditation

Russian parliament is considering legislation to force bloggers whose webpages get 10,000 views a day to get official journalist accreditation from the government, Russian press reports.

      The legislation is part of a package of proposed amendments to the laws and regulations that cover mass media and the Internet, including the blogosphere, the Izvestia daily said.

      If the bloggers are accredited as journalists, they will be subject to the same restrictions imposed on the media by law, the newspaper said, adding that a similar requirement had already been introduced in Israel.

      Many bloggers and media experts are very sceptical about that initiative. The say that such measures can put finish to the Russian Internet as a decentralized network and the only source of receiving information from different points of view. Moreover, most popular websites for blogging or social interacting, such as LiveJournal, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, are legally and physically located in the United States. So it will be not so easy for Russian officials to tackle the technical side of this and require bloggers on these websites to register as journalists.

      Izvestia newspaper reported that the amendments would be discussed by an expert council of the lower house of parliament’s information technology committee together with high-profile bloggers.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian Internet Russian legislation Russian journalists Russian bloggers  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Alexei Navalny Hospitalized in Omsk with Poisoning
The Spread of Coronavirus in Russia will Affect Consumer Behavior
Online Aggregator of Data on Housing Rental in Russia will Start Operating in 2021
Ufa Residents will Support Local Farmers during Pandemic
The Russian Vaccine will be Administered to Tens of Thousands of People in the Third Stage of Research

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
business  Russian Cinema  Russian tourism  Russian regions  Sberbank CIB  Fyodor Konyukhov   Aksana Panova  Russian billionaire  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  The Romanovs  Ganina Yama  Moscow  Alexey Navalny  Russian markets and fairs  Chukotka  Exhibitions in St. Petersburg  Burial Grounds  Ammunition  Novgorod Region  Astrakhan Cuisine  Mass Media  Viktor Tsoi  Winter Palace  Russian business  Russian National Parks  Armament  Eurovision  Kirov  Time of the First  Festivals in Moscow  International space station  Moscow Coffee Festival  Russian border security  Crimea  Perm Territory  Exhibitions in Moscow  travel to Russia  Tver  Treasures  Science  St. Petersburg  Messenger  Winzavod  Borodino Field  Wim Delvoye  St. Petersburg Parks   Baikal  MAKS 2013  Aeroflot  Festivals in Saint Petersburg 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites