In Russia, sometimes raises questions on freedom of the media, but not more than in other countries, but in the era of the Internet and social media in General is difficult to talk about the ban on freedom of speech, the member of Public chamber (OP) the Russian Federation Vladislav Grib.
on Thursday, the U.S. state Department released a report on human rights in the world in which it is reported that in the Russian Federation restricts freedom of speech and freedom of media. In the report, for example, is indicated on the pressure " regarding correspondents covering the situation in Ukraine, the situation of sexual minorities, questions of natural factors, as well as critical local and Federal authorities ". The report provides statistics, according to which " the government and controlled by the Issuer directly owned 60% from 45 thousand have an account in the country of periodicals. In addition, Federal or local authorities and Pro-government oligarchs fully or partially owned by 2 thirds of 2, 5 thousand of television stations, including all six national television channels ".
It is noteworthy that the report contains inaccuracies. For Example, The Company Mail. EN called " government-controlled ". As noted, she "September 16 announced the acquisition of popular social network" Vkontakte ".
"If we talk about freedom of speech, can give the example of the radio station" Echo of Moscow " or " New paper ", are not very controlled. Without a doubt, and in front, in the Public chamber on it was noticed that in some subjects the governors or mayors devote significant financial resources on their own personal image in the regional media