Swear Words Ban Leaves Russian Media in a Muddle
Posted: 4/9/2013 | By: Miriam Elder | The Guardian
Russian media outlets that print swear words face heavy fines under rules signed into law on Monday by the president.
new law stipulates fines for "the use of foul language" but does not
give a list of banned words, leaving journalists confused over exactly
what has been prohibited.
Journalists could face up to 3,000
rouble (£62) fines, while media outlets could be made to pay up to
200,000 roubles (£4,150), if they fall foul of the regulations.