Russia blocks Radio Prague International’s website on its territory

The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights  Rospotrebnadzor has blocked the Russian language website of Radio Prague International on the territory of Russia.

According to unofficial sources the reason is a report about Jan Palach from 2001. The agency has not specified its objections to the article.

Radio Prague International is the external service of Czech Radio, broadcasting to the world in six languages.  The management of Czech Radio, the country’s public broadcaster, has denounced the censorship of the Russian state agency calling it an attack on media freedom.