Ukrainian Wikipedia protests law curbing free speech

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Jan. 21, 2014 18:50
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Ukrainian Wikipedia will go offline for 30 minutes every day in protest of draconian new laws curbing free speech and criminalizing slander, which is now broadly defined as insulting the honor and integrity of any person.
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 The Ukrainian Wikipedia community is protesting laws that go into effect Jan. 21 that criminalize criticism of government officials. In a protest banner message on its site, the community says that free speech on the internet needs to be protected.

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