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After publishing exposé on Putin’s daughter, independent magazine faces DDoS attacks and warning from state censor


1 FEBRUARY 2016 RBC The magazine The New Times has received an official warning from Russia’s state censor, Roskomnadzor, according to the news agency RBC. The formal reason for the warning is an article published on January 16, titled, “If Only There Weren’t a War.” The text mentions the Ukrainian ultranationalist group Right Sector without including… Continue reading After publishing exposé on Putin’s daughter, independent magazine faces DDoS attacks and warning from state censor

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Speech of U.S. Ambassador Pyatt at the “Countering Information War in Ukraine” Conference


Ambassador Pyatt spoke all the right words, especially highlighting that Ukraine should not attempt to match Russia word for word. Ukraine, instead, should strive to be successful and exemplify European, democratic values. To Russia, that is a stick in their eye.  A successful Ukraine defeats Russia – period. On a personal, professional note, Ukraine should… Continue reading Speech of U.S. Ambassador Pyatt at the “Countering Information War in Ukraine” Conference

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Reference Note on Russian Communications Surveillance


By James Andrew Lewis APR 18, 2014 Edward Snowden, perhaps under duress, recently participated in a call-in program where selected viewers can pose pre-screened questions directly to Vladimir Putin. Snowden asked President Putin, “Does Russia intercept, store or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals?” Putin denied Russian mass surveillance, saying “Thank… Continue reading Reference Note on Russian Communications Surveillance

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Albania should reject bill introducing imprisonment for libel of public officials, says OSCE Representative and calls for full decriminalization


OSCE calls for Albania bill to be rejected, to ensure freedom of the press. It is the press that keeps politicians honest, not laws. VIENNA, 12 November 2015 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed concern about draft amendments to Albania’s Criminal Code, and called on members of the Parliament… Continue reading Albania should reject bill introducing imprisonment for libel of public officials, says OSCE Representative and calls for full decriminalization