Russia: Protes in Ufa Ignored by Media

As a discussion of media ownership and censorship in Russia is taking place at Russia Blog, Daut of Ufa Blog writes about a recent protest rally in Bashkortostan's capital that no local media have covered and no one seems to be aware of: “A demonstration in America will probably also include metal detectors, a shitload of cops and SWAT and a certain amount of harassment, but it’s the media blackout that makes the difference. No mention of the demonstration on the local news, no photographs. An opposition of ghosts. It would be scary if it wasn’t so pathetic. Rakhimov, who has no real reason to fear a color revolution, can suppress all public dissent, safe in the knowledge that no one inside or outside the Republic is paying the least bit of attention.”

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