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Update: Russia Blocks Fifth Liberal Website

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Politics, Technology, RuNet Echo

In addition to Grani.ru, EJ.ru, Kasparov.ru, and Alexey Navalny's LiveJournal blog [1] [Global Voices report], today some ISPs also blocked the website of the liberal radio station Echo Moskvy (Moscow's Echo). According to antizapret.info [2], 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 [4][ru] problems accessing their LiveJournal blogs, likely because of the same issue of over-zealous blocking.