Arab Today, arab today moscow threatens to block bbc russian service
Last Updated : GMT 08:37:23
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Moscow threatens to block BBC Russian service

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Moscow threatens to block BBC Russian service

BBC's New Broadcasting House
Moscow - AFP

Russia has threatened to block access to the website of the BBC Russian service over an interview with a Siberian activist who called on people to attend an unsanctioned protest, Izvestia daily reported Tuesday.
In the BBC interview with Artem Loskutov last week the activist urged people to attend a demonstration in support of giving the Siberia region more rights within Russia.
Russia's communication regulator blocked access to the interview and told Izvestia it would be forced to block the entire site if the material which Russian authorities view as extremist is not removed.
"We can block that item for good instantly and if we go down that road we can block the entire BBC Russian service website in our country," Izvestia quoted a source within the communications regulator Roskomnadzor as saying.
"Not only can we do it, we're obliged to do it as Roskomnadzor has received a written request from the Prosecutor General's office to block access to resources and sites publishing such information," added the source.
Roskomnadzor declined to immediately confirm to AFP that it may block the BBC Russian service, but its website republished the Izvestia article.
The regulator considers the BBC interview and others published by Russian media outlets in which Loskutov called people to attend the "March for a Federal Siberia" as "distributing information on preparations for an unsanctioned public gathering under slogans threatening the territorial integrity of the country", according to Izvestia.
Roskomnadzor has blocked links to other interviews Loskutov and the online site Slon.ru has removed the material, the newspaper said.
The acting head of BBC's Russia service, Artem Liss, said on his blog that in response to a Roskomnadzor request to remove the material considered "extremist" that they had added an introduction to the interview providing more information about Loskutov, including a suggestion on his blog that the rally was half in jest.
As of Tuesday afternoon the BBC Russian service's website could still be accessed from Russia.

 

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today moscow threatens to block bbc russian service Arab Today, arab today moscow threatens to block bbc russian service

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today 11 family members dead in rebel push

GMT 07:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

11 family members dead in rebel push
Arab Today, arab today To probe sexual harassment claims

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

To probe sexual harassment claims

GMT 10:43 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Experts reveal cyber-security systems at Idex

GMT 10:23 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Alibaba unit invests $200 mn in S.Korea's Kakao Pay

GMT 03:17 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Last baby boom

GMT 00:44 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Love Japanese pop culture? Head to Abu Dhabi

GMT 00:31 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Japanese politicians wear ‘pregnancy’ vests

GMT 01:02 2017 Monday ,20 February

So, did the Rio gamble pay off?
View News in Arabic - Media: انترنت
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today 63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'
Arab Today, arab today London to tax old cars

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 06:34 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 12:22 2017 Monday ,20 February

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model

GMT 20:41 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 05:15 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Omega 3 can reduce asthma cases

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 16:08 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Shawsh reveals her collection "Jewelry of dreams"
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday