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Ukraine to censor net

THE Ukrainian parliament passed the first reading of a bill banning internet publication of anything that promotes terrorism, the overthrow of the state or damages an individual’s reputation. The vote on the government-proposed legislation came as the firm which until recently managed Ukraine’s internet domain vowed to overturn a government move to strip it of its functions and transfer them to the former KGB security services. The measure was approved by 269 deputies out of 335 who took part in the vote, boycotted by two opposition parties, Our Ukraine and the Yulia Timoshenko bloc, according to the Ukrainian Rada unicameral chamber’s website. Full Story

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