Russian blogs under legal threat?
Interesting post at Publius Pundit about a loophole in the law that could mean Russian bloggers being held to the same standards as fully fledged media publications.
Publius worries that this could lead to a crackdown on blogs.
I’m a little puzzled though, as I’d always thought it was pretty much common practice everywhere in the world that blogs be held to the same standards as media outlets – ie, don’t libel, etc.
Is there something more in this law that makes Russia stand out from the rest of the world, or is it just worries about the way in which Russia might implement the law?
Update: Russophile has posted some more background on the law while in the comments La Russophobe posts a clarification of a couple of points relating to her original post.
As for me, well, it’s made my day to see that both a Russophile and a Russophobe seem to be in complete agreement 🙂