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Russia - Authorities tighten control of all media in run-up to elections

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the avalanche of arbitrary censorship measures that Russia's federal and local authorities have been adopting ahead of the 4 December parliamentary elections and the presidential elections scheduled for 4 March. They are targeting both the traditional media, which are closely scrutinized, criticized and threatened, and the Internet, now recognized as playing a key role in political debate. Russia has 51 million Internet users, more than any other (...)

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