Tag Archives: Internet

Digital Gitmo


There is a prevailing attitude in Washington today that the rights of certain people and businesses can be suspended at their choosing. This weakens rule of law and creates huge risks for our future. Megaupload may be a well known victim, but it will not be the last.

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Identity Politics

Russia is taking a number of steps to assert its views on key issues of minorities and free speech of late.  The Kremlin’s move to impose a nationwide ban on ‘homosexual propaganda‘, for example, makes a stark contrast to yesterday’s news that the U.K. parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage. Sergei Markov argues in […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 10, 2012

TODAY: British artists fall foul of extremism law; Russia vows response to Magnitsky sanctions, restricts U.S. meat imports. Megafon buys half of Euroset; Exxon Mobil and Rosneft set for Siberian cooperation; Russia seeks new Internet controls. Graft responsible for major losses from state budget; Mormons; protests. Russian prosecutors have launched a probe into whether the Chapman Brothers’ exhibition […]

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Russia Looks to Become a Leader in Online Repression

Move over, Thailand – here comes Russia looking to claim the title as the most technologically advanced censorship machine. Today Russia is launching its “single register” of banned websites (which can be viewed here), which solves the previous inconvenience of each region decided which sites to ban.  Now the “great firewall of Russia” has gone […]

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