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Russia Jails Blogger for 9 Years in Absentia for 'False Information' on War
A court in Moscow sentenced one of the first people charged under Russia’s wartime law against spreading “knowingly false information&rdquo...
1K Journalists Have Fled Russia Since Ukraine Invasion – Report
At least 1,000 Russian journalists have fled their country in the nearly 12 months since Moscow invaded Ukraine, according to a new report on the...
First Probe Opened Into Breach of Russia’s New ‘LGBT Propaganda’ Law
Russia’s Interior Ministry has opened its first investigation into a breach of the recently expanded law against so-called "LGBT propaganda," State...
Russia’s Media Regulator Granted Powers to Block all LGBT Sites
The Russian government has granted its media regulator the authority to block websites containing “LGBT propaganda” without a court order,...
Kazakh News Outlet Rejects Russian Demand to Delete War Coverage
An independent Kazakh media outlet said it has refused to follow a demand by Russian authorities to take down its reporting on the war in Ukraine. Russia&rsquo...
on the blacklist
Russia Blocked 5K Websites Per Week in 2022, NGO Says
Russia has blocked an average of 4,900 websites per week so far in 2022, according to an internet freedom NGO’s tally published by the Kommersant...
Russia Has Blocked 138K Websites Since Ukraine Invasion, Prosecutor Says
The Kremlin has sought to strictly control the narrative of the war at home since invading Ukraine on Feb. 24.
bearer of fake news
Russian Search Engines to Label Wikipedia as ‘War Fakes’ Spreader
Russian search engines will be required to inform Wikipedia users that the site spreads “fake news” about the invasion of Ukraine.
evading the system
U.S. Funds Software for Russians to Slip Past Censors
The U.S .-backed Open Technology Fund estimates 4 million users in Russia have received VPNs from firms Psiphon and nthLink.
Political Analysts Join Russia Exodus As Top Think Tank Closes
The shuttering of think tank Carnegie Moscow is just one of a series of closures affecting international organizations in Russia.
Russian Search Engines Remove Independent Media, ‘Extremist’ Instagram Results
Yandex and Mail.ru said Monday they have stopped giving out the search results in line with Russian legislation.
Russian Schoolchildren, Teachers Arrested Amid Crackdown on Anti-War Dissent
More than 200 Russians were arrested this weekend amid what some describe as Soviet-style informing.
Russian Lawmakers Pursue New Powers to Close ‘Disrespectful’ Media
The new bill will give officials the power to close publications without the need for court approval
Russian Councilor Charged Over ‘False Information’ on Troops
The elected member of the municipal council in the city of Omsk posted critical views on Moscow's military operation in Ukraine.
Russia Limits Access to Google News
Russia has restricted access to the Google News service, accusing it of providing access to "false" information about Russia's offensive in Ukraine.
News Outlets Halt Work in Russia Over 'Fake News' Jail Terms
Two Russian outlets, Nobel Prize-winning newspaper Novaya Gazeta and business news website The Bell, said Friday they will stop reporting on Russia's invasion...
Facebook, Multiple Media Sites Partially Down in Russia – AFP, NGO
AFP journalists in Moscow were not able to access Facebook, as well as the sites of media outlets Meduza, Deutsche Welle, RFE-RL and the BBC's Russian-language...
Russia Blocks Number of Independent and Ukrainian Media Outlets
The state media watchdog had threatened outlets if they used information beyond official Russian Defense Ministry announcements in reporting on the war...
End of transmission
Russia Shuts Down German Broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s Moscow Office
The move comes in response to Berlin's ban on the German-language channel of Russian state TV network RT.
Why the Kremlin Blocking TOR Is a Big Deal
The encryption software allows users to access websites and pages blocked by the authorities, but TOR has been political since its inception in the 1960s...
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