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The Russian government has tightened control over all media platforms, but it’s been especially active in corralling the Internet. News programs and other video content from state Russian television will soon flood top news websites in Russia, creating a monolithic news agenda in a market where independent media outlets have all but disappeared.
According to a new agreement between Pervyi Kanal (state-owned Channel One) and the media holding Rambler & Co., websites like Gazeta.Ru and Lenta.Ru will carry the government-controlled channel’s daily news bulletins, while other websites from the holding might rebroadcast Pervyi’s films, documentaries, and sports programming.
TJournal.ru points out that examples of embedded video content from Pervyi Kanalare already available on Lenta.ru, like this conspiratorial piece about U.S. and U.K. ‘agents’ in Germany. The 34-second video is dropped squarely in the middle of the news story, cutting it in half.
The Kremlin Is Fighting the Internet by Buying It Up

The Russian government has tightened control over all media platforms, but it’s been especially active in corralling the Internet. News programs and other video content from state Russian television will soon flood top news websites in Russia, creating a monolithic news agenda in a market where independent media outlets have all but disappeared.

According to a new agreement between Pervyi Kanal (state-owned Channel One) and the media holding Rambler & Co., websites like Gazeta.Ru and Lenta.Ru will carry the government-controlled channel’s daily news bulletins, while other websites from the holding might rebroadcast Pervyi’s films, documentaries, and sports programming.

TJournal.ru points out that examples of embedded video content from Pervyi Kanalare already available on Lenta.ru, like this conspiratorial piece about U.S. and U.K. ‘agents’ in Germany. The 34-second video is dropped squarely in the middle of the news story, cutting it in half.

The Kremlin Is Fighting the Internet by Buying It Up

A pattern is emerging in the relationship between the Kremlin and Twitter, where Moscow makes sweeping demands of the website and then touts the resulting compromise as a victory for Russian sovereignty. The game can’t go on forever, however, and it is only a matter of time before Twitter’s wiggle room runs out.
Twitter’s Game of Cat and Mouse in Russia

A pattern is emerging in the relationship between the Kremlin and Twitter, where Moscow makes sweeping demands of the website and then touts the resulting compromise as a victory for Russian sovereignty. The game can’t go on forever, however, and it is only a matter of time before Twitter’s wiggle room runs out.

Twitter’s Game of Cat and Mouse in Russia

The deputy director of Russia’s chief censorship agency, Roscomnadzor, has threatened to order a block on Twitter or Facebook entirely, in a matter of minutes.
Countdown to the End of Twitter in Russia

The deputy director of Russia’s chief censorship agency, Roscomnadzor, has threatened to order a block on Twitter or Facebook entirely, in a matter of minutes.

Countdown to the End of Twitter in Russia

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.
The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

Brazil’s landmark rights-protective Internet bill has now become law — yet some activists feel that human rights protections have become diluted in the current text.
#NETmundial: Activists Scrutinize Brazil’s New “Bill of Rights” for the Internet

Brazil’s landmark rights-protective Internet bill has now become law — yet some activists feel that human rights protections have become diluted in the current text.

#NETmundial: Activists Scrutinize Brazil’s New “Bill of Rights” for the Internet

Though privacy concerns remain, the approval of the Marco Civil “is important not only for the country, but also for the world,” says Joana Varon, an original author of the law.
Advocates Hail Brazil’s “Bill of Rights for the Internet”

Though privacy concerns remain, the approval of the Marco Civil “is important not only for the country, but also for the world,” says Joana Varon, an original author of the law.

Advocates Hail Brazil’s “Bill of Rights for the Internet”

What’s the difference between the Internet and the Web? Why is an open web so important? An all-star panel of techies and rights defenders talks it out on GV Face.

GV Face: Happy 25th Birthday, Web!


I love the Internet because without it, you wouldn’t be reading these lines

In this article recapping the participation in our recent Blog Carnival, with the theme “I Love the Internet,” check out how bloggers are inspired by the Internet.
Recap of the Blog Carnival ‘Do You Love the Internet?’

I love the Internet because without it, you wouldn’t be reading these lines

In this article recapping the participation in our recent Blog Carnival, with the theme “I Love the Internet,” check out how bloggers are inspired by the Internet.

Recap of the Blog Carnival ‘Do You Love the Internet?’

February 11: The Internet Says No to Mass Surveillance

On February 11, people all over the world will come together to take a stand against mass surveillance. Anyone, anywhere can participate — whether you’re taking to the streets, or to the Web.

JOIN THE ACTION

The public day of the Arab Bloggers Meeting in Amman begins today January 23.
See the agenda here

The public day of the Arab Bloggers Meeting in Amman begins today January 23.

See the agenda here