Plans to Study International Practice of Regulating Internet

2007 2007-01-31T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Belarus plans to study the international experience on issues of regulating Internet at lawmaking level, stated Information Minister of Belarus Uladzimir Rusakevich. The official said, the decision to regulate mass media on the web was taken not in Belarus only, but in many other countries as well.

Telegraf informs referring to BelTA, such a decision of the Belarusian side has been stated by the minister at an opening ceremony of
the 3rdInternational specialized exhibition “Health is the fashion” Week opened in Minsk.

Uladzimir Rusakevich states, because of extensive development of the Internet, Information Ministry plans to propose some amendments to the Law on press.

“We are not planning to interfere with the work of the Internet, but we think it is our duty to study activities in this sphere of state agencies in other countries, and to amend the law on press correspondingly,” Uladzimir Rusakevich said.

On January 31 at a final session of ideology department of Hrodna regional executive committee, first deputy head of the main ideology department of the Department of Presidential Affairs Alyaksandr Slabadchuk stated that without mass media it would be impossible to carry out ideology work effectively.

In Slabadchuk’s opinion, mass media help the state to develop its priority areas of activit
y. Among others, he mentioned exports, housing, food security, healthy life style, demographic situation, family, education, rural development, high-end technologies, and meeting the state social standards.  

”” Mass media are to mobilize the population to implement the most important economic objectives, which had been set up at the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly”, -- claimed Alexander Slabadchuk.


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