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Update: Russia Blocks Fifth Liberal Website

In addition to Grani.ru, EJ.ru, Kasparov.ru, and Alexey Navalny's LiveJournal blog [Global Voices report], today some ISPs also blocked the website of the liberal radio station Echo Moskvy (Moscow's Echo). According to antizapret.info, the website was blocked at the behest of the Attorney General's office because it contains a mirror of Alexey Navalny's blog at www.echo.msk.ru/blog/navalny. Echo Moskvy Deputy Editor-in-Chief Vladimir Varfolomeev tweeted that at least one ISP is working on resolving the problem:

Akado's [ISP -ed.] press secretary told me that they are working on returning access to Echo, but Navalny's page there will still be blocked.  

Some bloggers are also reporting [ru] problems accessing their LiveJournal blogs, likely because of the same issue of over-zealous blocking.

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  • […] Over the past two days, the Russian Prosecutor General’s office ordered four opposition websites or news organizations to be blocked and for ISPs to remove them, and a fifth was rendered impotent. The first was the long-running liberal news site Lenta.ru, which had received two warnings about content from government censors in 12 months, causing the owner to fire chief editor Galina Timchenko, replacing her with Aleksey Goreslavsky, who has managed some pro-Kremlin media projects. This has causes mass resignations form the staff, who refuse to work for a Kremlin hack. (Now 5 Russian Independent Sites Blocked) […]

  • […] * Update: Russia Blocks Fifth Liberal Website In addition to Grani.ru, EJ.ru, Kasparov.ru, and Alexey Navalny’s LiveJournal blog [Global Voices report], today some ISPs also blocked the website of the liberal radio station Echo Moskvy (Moscow’s Echo). According to antizapret.info, the website was blocked at the behest of the Attorney General’s office because it contains a mirror of Alexey Navalny’s blog at http://www.echo.msk.ru/blog/navalny. Echo Moskvy Deputy Editor-in-Chief Vladimir Varfolomeev tweeted that at least one ISP is working on resolving the problem: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/03/13/update-russia-blocks-fifth-liberal-website/ […]

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