Russia – Setback for freedom of information as Duma passes restrictive new laws

Reporters Without Borders Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) – Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned at the approval by the lower house of the Russian Parliament, the Duma, two days ago of two acts restricting freedom of information on the pretext of protecting religious feelings and traditional family values. The press freedom organization calls on the authorities to refrain from enacting the legislation, which imposes penalties for insulting religious feelings , and amendments banning “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” . “The Duma continues to exploit morality and the protection of children as a means of curtailing freedom of information,” Reporters Without Borders said.

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Russia – Setback for freedom of information as Duma passes restrictive new laws

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