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New Mass Media Law passed

2008 2008-06-19T19:06:15+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Belarusian parliament has approved the bill that will considerably limit the rights of on-line mass media in the country, including obligatory registration of web resources that will be performed by the government.
According to Belarusian Association of Journalists, with the adoption of the law Belarusian independent media will receive a huge blow and be forced to stop their activity in the country.
The bill was drawn up as a result of a long campaign of intimidating independent media in Belarus and is likely to result in such unpopular measures as limiting access to foreign Internet resources.

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