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:

Yandex Company has Launched its Own Collection of Children's Clothes
The Majority of Russians Prefer Domestic Manufacturers
Russians Most Often Save Money on Holidays, Leisure and Treatment
The Number of Employed Russians Fell Sharply
Oksana Fedorova will Present her New Collection "Transformation"

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
physics  Sport Legends  Russian Cinema  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Lipetsk Region  Russian opera  Wildlife  freedoms in Russia  Russian sports  Russian directors  European Commission  Exhibitions in Moscow  Nikolay Radlov  Fashion  Moscow Arts  Russian Astronauts  Russian regions  Alexander Djikia  international cooperation  Moscow  Kaliningrad  Tanara River  prodcuts ban  Federal Law on Education  Russian business  Russian Wood Carving  Painting, graphics  particles  Russian medicine  Murmansk Region  the Krasnodar Region  road incidents  Alexander Voytsekhovsky  IT  music  Robots  Russian tourism  Tatarstan  Winzavod  St. Petersburg  the Crimea  Moscow transport  Graphic Art  Yekaterina Savinova  Festivals in Moscow  travel to Russia  Volgograd Region  Novgorod Region  Pilorama Civic Forum  Magazines 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites