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13.07.2012
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, expressed her disappointment today with the adoption in a first reading by the Russian State Duma of draft amendments reinstating libel provisions in the Criminal Code, and urged parliamentarians to reject the bill.
13.07.2012
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, said today that Russia's plans to set up a new national registry of websites containing allegedly harmful Internet content could restrict Internet freedom.
12.07.2012
On July 10, a committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation approved amendments proposed by President Putin to draft legislation that would require Russian NGOs that receive funding from abroad and engage in “political activities” to register as “Foreign Agents.”
12.07.2012
On July 6, the State Duma of the Russian Federation passed in the first reading a package of amendments to existing legislation that would allow a broad spectrum of Russian NGOs to be classified as “Foreign Agents.” 
11.05.2012
The Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG) was founded in 1976 by Professor Yuri Orlov to monitor state compliance with the final act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (aka the Helsinki Accords), signed by the heads of 35 governments in August 1975 in Helsinki, Finland.
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The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, expressed her disappointment today with the adoption in a first reading by the Russian State Duma of draft amendments reinstating libel provisions in the Criminal Code, and urged parliamentarians to reject the bill.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, said today that Russia's plans to set up a new national registry of websites containing allegedly harmful Internet content could restrict Internet freedom.

On July 10, a committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation approved amendments proposed by President Putin to draft legislation that would require Russian NGOs that receive funding from abroad and engage in “political activities” to register as “Foreign Agents.”

On July 6, the State Duma of the Russian Federation passed in the first reading a package of amendments to existing legislation that would allow a broad spectrum of Russian NGOs to be classified as “Foreign Agents.” 

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