The government’s plans for the press, revealed yesterday, include a replica of Putin’s ‘Bloggers’ Law’

Published: February 15, 2017 at 11:46pm

Making it mandatory for websites like this to register with the government is one of the oppressive features included in the government’s plans, which the Justice and Education Ministers put before us yesterday evening.

It is crucial that we understand the implications of this. Suffice it to say that when Russia’s Vladimir Putin enacted the exact same law three years ago, it made the headlines in The New York Times.

That is the government’s inspiration. You can read the full article ” target=”_blank”>here.