Moscow: The Russian version of Wikipedia, the world's largest free online encyclopaedia, temporarily suspended work Tuesday protesting a bill that proposes a unified digital blacklist of all websites containing banned content.
The draft legislation has been criticised by civil rights activists and internet providers as an attempt to introduce censorship of the Russian segment of the internet.
"Wikipedia community protests against censorship, which threatens free knowledge opened for the mankind," Wikipedia said in a statement on its Russian-language website.
"We ask you to support us in the fight against this bill," it said....more
05:06 PM, Jul 10, 2012