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Human Rights Group Maps Russian Internet Censorship

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

On February 1, the Russian human rights group Agora [1] released a report [2] [ru] on RuNet censorship in 2012, titled “Russia As a Global Threat to a Free Internet,” documenting various limitations on Internet usage in Russia, including violence, administrative pressure, and other forms of intimidation and punishment used against netizens by state authorities. Agora has also created [3] [ru] a “map of free Internet violations” for 2012, showing which areas of Russia are least friendly to bloggers and netizen journalists.