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Russia May Block BBC Site For Activist Interview

  • The Drum, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:49 AM

The Russian telecommunications authority has threatened to block the BBC’s regionial news site after the broadcaster ignored a request to remove an interview with artist and activist Artem Loskutov, according to a report by tabloid newspaper Izvestia. The Russian regulatory authority, known as the Roskomnadzor, said it may block the BBC due to its refusal to take down “provocative” interviews with Loskutov encouraging readers to participate in a march in supporting an independent Siberia.

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