“Russia is further constraining access to the internet and freedom of speech, with new laws regarding public use of WiFi. Nikolai Nikiforov, the Russian Communications Minister, tweeted that “Identification of users (via bank cards, cell phone numbers, etc.) with access to public Wifi is a worldwide practice.” This comes on top of their actions recently to block websites of political opponents to Russian president Vladimir Putin, require registration of prominent bloggers, and more.

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#russia #freedom #internet #freedom-of-speech #free-speech #speech #law #wifi #putin #opposition #regulations #identification #anonymity

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

To all folks out there in Diaspora who are interested in what the hell is going on in #Armenia. It may help to imagine situation to some extent. This #movie have been made by #documentary director #Ara-Shirinian. It’s long, there are 6 parts in it, not a high quality footage, but it has English #subtitles, that’s why I share it.
It tells a #story about #epic #fail to #change the #system by #peaceful #revolution, without #force. Authorities used #army against #demonstrants which is against #constitution. It happened back in #2008, but I believe nothing really changed since then. #Authorities even gained more strength these days and are able to show that we have more #free-speech and everything is okay. So this movie is called #Change. As we got to know later from #wikileaks West did not support the change here. It was ok to trade #democracy for the authorities they can better manipulate. Nobody needs really independent authorities here.

part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPy311xwSg

part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKJlwmw3lYY

part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf9W8FhqMOk

part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOm_3uOnmPM

part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTAN_ZVZP9k

part 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkpuubUbx3M

I know another very interesting movie, but I cannot find a version with subtitles. #politics #Armenia #political-prisoners #prisoners #freedom #democracy #elections #history #army #protest #Yerevan #fraud #falsifications #force

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)