[Wikimedia-l] Russian Wikipedia in blacklist trouble again

JP BĂ©land lebo.beland at gmail.com
Wed May 8 19:07:10 UTC 2013

Any details translated in English about what are the specific
"wording" on the articles that pushed the Russian State to blacklist
those articles?

JP aka Amqui

2013/5/8, Tomasz W. Kozlowski <tomasz at twkozlowski.net>:
> Hi all,
> I think it should be noted that the Russian Wikipedia is having more and
> more problems with the state-maintained Internet blacklist (an idea that
> they heavily opposed, and which made them go on strike last July).
> Apparently, the infamous "cannabis smoking" article was put back on the
> said blacklist two days ago (May 6)[1] due to a decision of the Federal
> Drug Control Service which doesn't like the current wording of the
> article. The blacklist now includes fifteen (15) articles related to
> drugs and suicide: thirteen (13) from the Russian, and two (2) from the
> English Wikipedia[2].
> This is the second time that the Russian Wikipedia is having trouble
> with the blacklist in the past 30 days, something that has unfortunately
> been missed over the DCRI controversy that occurred in the first days of
> April.
> <shameless promotion>
> For those of you who haven't heard of this yet, I prepared a short
> summary at <http://twkozlowski.net/roskomnadzor-strikes-back/>; the
> previous episode of the "Wikipedia vs. Roskomnadzor" story is described
> at <http://twkozlowski.net/wikipedia-censorship-attempts/>.
> </shameless promotion>
> I'm quite sure that it is a mere coincidence that the Russian and French
> controversies occurred around the same time, but it's nevertheless a bit
> worrying to have to watch our communities being forced to edit the
> contents of articles to please the authorities & take them off blacklists.
> == References ==
> * [1]
> <http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130507/181016379/Wikipedia-Cannabis-Article-Put-Back-on-Russian-Blacklist.html>
> * [2] http://tiny.cc/e7urww
> 	-- Tomasz
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