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Russia: Editor Of Major Newspaper Says Police Treats Internet As Traditional Media

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, RuNet Echo

Commenting on the recent arrest of a former Russian police officer [1] who used a video blog to expose police corruption in the country, an editor of a major Russian newspaper “Vedomosti” said [2] that Russian police “treats Internet as an extension of traditional media and fights bloggers as they do journalists.”