New Russian Law for Bloggers


Russia’s ‘Blogger’s law’ comes into effect today for sites with more than 3,000 visitors per day

If The Next Web article is precise, the worst thing is ‘bloggers are not allowed to produce material that incites criticism from its online audience.’ So don’t buy any propaganda piece that yells Russia is dictating on bloggers or anything like that.

‘First signed info force by President Vladamir Putin in May this year, it’s now applicable to all blogs that manage to attract more than 3,000 unique visitors per day. Essentially, what this means is a bigger workload for any bloggers that wish to carry on running the sites in their spare time.

‘From today, any blogs covered by the new law will need to register with the relevant authorities, according to The report adds that the law notes that the physical location of the authors makes no difference to the application of it – if it’s written in Russian and targetting a Russian audience it will need to comply or be blocked from access within the country…’

Who is Voluntourism Helping the Most?
According to the article, it seems it’s the indigent children. And that could be best

‘…some people who work in the industry are skeptical of voluntourism’s rising popularity. They question whether some trips help young adults pad their resumes or college applications more than they help those in need.

‘Judith Lopez Lopez, who runs a center for orphans outside Antigua, Guatemala, says she’s grateful for the help that volunteers give.

‘Most of the kids at Prodesenh don’t have parents, Lopez says. They live with relatives. Some were abandoned by their mothers at birth. Others lost their fathers in accidents or to alcoholism.

‘There are three volunteers here now, all from the U.S. Lopez says they give the kids what they need most: love and encouragement…’

Car Thief Caught Via Twitter
‘…Anyhow, long story short I find the responding officer’s attitude and willingness to even stop with us was lacking. We said that we could email him the photos and video and he asked if he could just have the phone. Really? Come on officer. I just simply zoomed in and hit pause and took me like 2 minutes to get to a point where I could see the license plate clearly. I would have done that there on the spot if he was more receptive.

‘So i zoomed and paused the video and see AKV9817.

‘A quick Google search shows that plate in a tweet earlier in the day. How about that? Yep, it was reported stolen that morning.

‘Really wish the police came faster. Wish they stopped and chatted with us. Wish they would have expressed any interest in working with us to get the plate number from the video, even ask what photos or video we had. They did none of that. Effort level 1 out of 100 maybe…’


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