Access denied – Russia’s approach to internet censorship (re:publica 2015)

Выступление Андрея Солдатова, главного редактора портала на международной ведущей медиаконференции re:publica 2015 с докладом «Access denied – Russia’s approach to internet censorship» («Доступ запрещен — подход России к интернет-цензуре»).


Выступление на английском языке, у кого из пользователей нашего проекта есть возможность — оставляем запрос на реализацию субтитров на русском языке.
(английские субтитры содержат множество ошибок)


Since November 2012, we’ve been living in a country with the internet censored extensively by a nationwide system of filtering. Meanwhile, the Russian system of surveillance was significantly updated, and since April 2015 it combines the functions of the communications interception system known as SORM and DPI (Deep Packet Inspection). The technical means of censorship and surveillance are reinforced by the intimidation campaign aimed at the global and domestic online services and internet service providers. It looks gloomy enough, but whether the Russian approach was truly effective in crushing internet freedoms?

Andrei Soldatov is an investigative journalist and an editor of Agentura.Ru. He began his career as a reporter in 1996 and in September 2000 he launched the Agentura.Ru project, an information hub on intelligence agencies. In September 2010 Andrei Soldatov published a book (with Irina Borogan), titled The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB (PublicAffairs, 2010).
In October 2012 Agentura.Ru, Privacy International and Citizen Lab launched the joint project ‘Russia’s Surveillance State’. On October 6, 2013 The Guardian reported the research made by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan over surveillance at the 2014 Winter Olympics.  On January 22, 2014 Soldatov provided a testimony on Russian surveillance practices before the the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) of the European Parliament.
Soldatov is the author, along with Irina Borogan, of the forthcoming book «The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries,» to be published by PublicAffairs in September 2015.



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