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In Russia, access to website "Hlavkom" was limited

05.08.2014, 16:30

Roskomnadzor limited access to the website of the Ukrainian informational and analytical agency «Hlavkom» on the territory of the Russian Federation, the media outlet’s website reports.

They received an official notification about such limitations from the Federal Service For Supervision Of Communications, Information Technology, And Mass Media of Russia, which explained that the website has been publishing news of extremist nature. It quoted as an example of such news an informational material about an initiative brought forward by Russian citizens concerning federalization of Russia. It referred to the Federal Law as of 27.07.2006 No.149-ФЗ «On information, informational technologies and protection of information» and the order of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation as of 01.08.2014 No. 27-27-2014/Ід2520-14 on taking measures as to limitation of access to informational media outlets that proliferate information calling for mass disorder, extremist activity or participation in illegal mass gathering as the reason why access  to the informational media outlet must be limited by communications providers on the territory of the Russian Federation. According to the Russian legislation, within 24 hours after receiving such notification, a hosting provider must remove the offending information.

The head of the informational and analytical agency «Hlavkom» Victor Shlinchak informed that they do not intend to remove the article. They also plan to have legal consultations on the issue to decide on an appropriate answer. Shlinchak mentioned that about a dozen of Russian websites have received similar such notifications and pages in social networks announcing the Federalization March have been blocked.  

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