Ferghana news agency files complaint against site blocking in Russia

first_img News to go further RSF_en This is far from the first time that a government agency has blocked access to Ferghana. An unusually outspoken and critical media outlet in Central Asia, it is already blocked in several countries including Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. It was unblocked in Uzbekistan in May. And it was blocked in Kyrgyzstan in 2012 and again in 2017. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression Organisation News December 16, 2019 Ferghana news agency files complaint against site blocking in Russia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, one place lower than in 2018. May 5, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) supports the complaint that Ferghana, a leading source of Central Asian news coverage, has filed with a Moscow arbitration court challenging the blocking of its website in Russia. The Russian state’s growing control over the Internet is very worrying, RSF says. The complaint filed by the Ferghana news agency on 11 December accuses Roskomnadzor, the federal agency responsible for communications and media control, of failing to respect the procedure for blocking a site. Russian Internet users have been unable to access Ferghana since 10 October, when it was added to the “blacklist” without warning. May 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Help by sharing this information The (confidential) list of websites banned by Roskomnadzor keeps on getting longer. According to the tally kept by RosKomSvoboda, an NGO that combats online censorship,  the number of websites that have been blocked without respecting legal procedure now exceeds 510,000. The number of employees at Roskomnadzor has meanwhile grown from 12 in 2012 to more than 2,700 now. Many laws aimed at controlling the Internet and increasing the scope for digital surveillance have been adopted during this period. A law establishing a “sovereign Internet” in Russia took effect on 1 November. News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Russia Related documents russie_2019_12_plainte_ferghana_rus_1.pdfPDF – 90.13 KB “This act of censorship has increased the pressure on independent media outlets even more,” RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk said. “Roskomnadzor’s arbitrary decisions threaten online freedom of expression and trample on the public’s right to news and information, a right guaranteed by the constitution.”last_img read more

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