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Censorship Forces Navalny to Abandon LiveJournal

Written by Andrey Tselikov On 11 April 2014 @ 7:55 am | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Eastern & Central Europe, English, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Politics, Protest, Quick Reads, RuNet Echo, Russia, Russian, Technology

Images remixed by Andrey Tselikov.

Images remixed by Andrey Tselikov.

Russia's most famous blogger (or as he describes himself: “corruption fighter, son, husband, father”) has been forced to move away from LiveJournal, the popular blogging platform that launched him to fame in the first place. As a result of government mandated censorship [1] [Global Voices report], and notwithstanding attempts to counteract such censorship [2] [Global Voices report], Alexey Navalny's team has started a new standalone blog, navalny.com [3] [ru]. Because Navalny is still under house arrest, the blog is technically run by his wife. According to the first post [4] [ru], this blog is an attempt to create a clean slate with Russia's Internet regulators, who claim that Navalny's old blog contains calls for unlawful rallies. At this point, Navalny's LiveJournal account [5] [ru] has stopped updating with original content — it simply links to new posts on navalny.com.


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URLs in this post:

[1] government mandated censorship: https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/03/13/russia-blocks-four-opposition-media-portals/

[2] attempts to counteract such censorship: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/03/25/how-russians-are-outsmarting-internet-censorship/

[3] navalny.com: http://navalny.com/

[4] first post: http://navalny.com/blog/2014/04/09/post_3531.html

[5] LiveJournal account: http://navalny.livejournal.com/

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