New restrictions for online journalists. Stricter regulations for foreign Internet companies.
The demise of Russia's premier independent social network. And a rough week in court for Russia's most famous blogger.
All eyes may be focused on the unrest in Ukraine and the possibility of a Russian intervention there, but at home the Kremlin has been making life miserable for Russia's NetRoots. Is Vladimir Putin' Power Vertical striking a death blow against Russia's fledgling Power Horizontal?
In the latest Power Vertical Podcast, we discuss Putin's war against the Internet in Russia.
Joining me are Kirill Kobrin, editor of the Moscow-based history and sociology magazine "Neprikosnovenny zapas
," Sean Guillory of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies and author of "Sean's Russia Blog
," and Kevin Rothrock, project editor for RuNet Echo at Global Voices
, author of the blog "A Good Treaty
Listen to or download the podcast above or subscribe to "The Power Vertical Podcast" on iTunes.