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Update: Russia Blocks Fifth Liberal Website

Written by Andrey Tselikov On 13 March 2014 @ 19:40 pm | 3 Comments

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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.

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[1] addition to Grani.ru, EJ.ru, Kasparov.ru, and Alexey Navalny's LiveJournal blog: https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/03/13/russia-blocks-four-opposition-media-portals/

[2] antizapret.info: http://antizapret.info/

[3] March 13, 2014: https://twitter.com/Varfolomeev/statuses/444187440191139841

[4] reporting : https://www.facebook.com/ekaterina.chistyakova/posts/714985265191295

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