a few years ago coined the Russian media the expression ”the mad printer” (”besjenyj printer”) if the duma. The Russian parliament enacts the often laws at breakneck speed, that in nine cases out of ten, is all about prohibition. In the week decided the state duma to approve a new package of laws, which means that it will be prohibited to disseminate fake news, as well as ”insulting” authorities, state symbols and Russian society.
How to define the latter offence is very unclear. It is also the sentence. This kind of laws is not about to stop specific criminal offence, but get a instrument that you can use to squeeze the independent media. Or squeeze anyone, for that matter – it is important to have a large toolbox.
the Law must still be approved by the upper house and signed by president Vladimir Putin.
the state duma passed legislation that prohibits to hurt the religious feelings, insulting the Red army and to give expression of extremism. These laws are very confusing. How to exercise serious historical research if it is forbidden to talk about an army less flattering sides is difficult to imagine. To examine the authorities critically about the same time, it is prohibited to ”offend” them is also impossible.
But, above all, when it comes to the spread of fake news, the law gives a wide scope for interpretation. It is easy to imagine who it is that should be protected.
last year, ended up dumaledamoten Leonid Slutskij in dire straits when the Metoo reached Russia. Slutskij was accused by several female journalists to have tafsat on them. He was cleared immediately by the duma's own committee, but that the data is even examined, but his reputation suffered damage. The new law is an instrument to stop this kind of revelations
on Tagankateatern and looked at the play ”Run, Alisa, spring”, directed by Maksim Didenko. It is a satirical re-interpretation of ”Alice in Wonderland”. The queen, who in the book would cut the head of all displeasing, holds one of the leading roles even in the play. In the second act, she gives the command:
– All will be banned!!
" Find anything that should be banned!
the Audience gapskrattade. Which was not surprising.
The Russian duma works in much the same way.