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Russia - Major threat to news coverage from law "protecting minors" online

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the confusion resulting from a new law intended to protect minors from "harmful" content, which takes effect today. Approved by the Duma in July, it allows the authorities to compile a website blacklist. "The law's vagueness and inconsistencies render its repressive provisions even more threatening and are encouraging journalists to censor themselves," Reporters Without Borders said. "The vague definition of 'harmful content' leaves (...)

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