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Russian Censors Partially Acquiesce to Wikipedia

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

Russian Internet censors at Roskomnadzor have reversed a decision to ban Wikipedia's entry for “cannabis smoking,” following a reexamination of the article after a new round of edits by Wikipedian volunteers. In a statement [1] [ru] on its website today, April 10, 2013, Roskomnadzor announced the unbanning, though at least nine [2] [ru] other Wikipedia articles apparently remain on the RuNet blacklist.