Denis Gursky Internet Censorship in Ukraine

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Denis Gursky Internet Censorship in Ukraine

  1. 1. MEDIA REGULATORY IN UKRAINE Twitter: denis_gursky
  2. 2. RUSSIA• Case of SavvaTerentyev 2007 • LJ comment and the critics of police forces • 2000 SORM (System of technical instruments for the functions of operative-security operations) • Addition to the Law “About Communication” based on the order of Ministry of communications #2339 from 9 of August 2000 • 1996 SORM-1 as a phone listening tool • 2000 SORM-2 as a protocol generating service of phone calls and Internet requests “ISP’s must monitor the state initiated requests and ban those resources that are considered to be illegal”
  3. 3. BELORUS • Personal Order #60 of the President Lukashenko • Signed: December 2009 • Requires ISP’s to gather information about user devices and services they use • Report illegal use of internet content and sites • Make report upon request from respectful security bodies • The order is addressed to government to control the ISP’s, not commercial companies themselves • Beltelecom doesn’t suffer
  4. 4. OPEN LETTERTOTHE PRESIDENT
  5. 5. OFFICIALS A ALLOWEDTO COPY/PASTE
  6. 6. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY ALSO GETS INTOTHE GAME
  7. 7. CENSORSHIP Censorship is the suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body
  8. 8. UKRAINE Artek scandal 2009 Law 327
  9. 9. PAGE NOT FOUND - 404 • Law #3271 was accepted in parliament in the first review • Additional lines for Law “About communications”: “based on a motivated call of security bodies, ISP’s must limit access of their clients to the resources that spread an illegal content and information that is connected with violence, pornography and expressions of race & national hate, terrorism, drugs promotion and objects of intellectual property, keep security bodies informed and limit access at the first call of security bodies” • 404 votes
  10. 10. 404: ESSENTIAL ASPECTS • ISP’s reporting to security bodies is required, hiding means crime • Intensive monitoring is provided by Cabinet of Ministers • Clients have to inform ISP’s about illegal content • No resources to monitor the Internet
  11. 11. MASS PROTESTS • InAU made corrections and they were accepted • Internet communities strike • ISP’s?
  12. 12. CENSORSHIP Censorship is the suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body
  13. 13. NO MEDIA CENSORSHIP •There’s corporate censorship •According to latest Gfk research conducted of a commercial basis: •Over 50% of Neutral news color •What is the reson? Silence is a result of political influence and pressure
  14. 14. LIGHT INTHE END? • Dmitry Medvedev - Russian President refused to regulate the internet using the State monitoring at World Political Forum “Modern country: democratic standards and efficiency criteria” which was held inYaroslavl in September 2010 • He declares that Russian government doesn’t care about the Internet • He sees Internet as a separate world • Also Medvedev finds Internet a useful interaction between the State and the people
  15. 15. THANKYOU! Twitter: denis_gursky

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