Belarus began to filter Internet

September 1, ISPs are required to run the system to restrict access to certain websites.

This is done by order of the Operational and Analytical Center (IAC) under the President, as well as according to the decision of the Ministry of Communications on June 29.

It is mandatory providers are required to limit access to certain information state agencies, as well as educational and cultural organizations. All others groups of users, such services are provided at their request.

What falls under restrictions for distribution:

  • Extremist Materials,
  • pornographic material,
  • information on illicit trafficking in arms and ammunition,
  • information that contributes to human trafficking
  • promotion of violence.

Engaged in drawing up a blacklist State Inspectorate for telecommunications on the basis of decisions, "the leaders of the State Control Committee, the General Prosecutor's Office, the OAC, the republican bodies of state administration."

Filter information will be prohibited regardless of the location of the banned sites, and the types of Internet access, BelaPAN.

The continuation of this theme later on the site of Liberty.


Internet censorship decree number 60

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