In a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Kabyakou requests the control of the performances of officials in the media (in including non-government). If you find biased coverage of economic processes, the bureaucrats will disciplinary punishment — right up to the dismissal.
Second paragraph letter requests the unchanging monitoring of publications on economic topics. If you find biased information, bureaucrats must report this to the Ministry of information.
As after directive will change work with media from the relevant ministries and agencies? According to a press-secretary of the Ministry of Economy Natalia Patseyko:
"Economy Ministry is open to the media. Comes from us a lot of disk imaging, look at our website. As for monitoring, it is always done on the economic theme. Which publication arise — we always do. It is very principle that say about us. "
Chief editor of "Belarusians and Market" Vyacheslav Khodosovsky states that it will be easier to work with the employee in this case, if the bureaucrats really will give reporters a full and unbiased information. But online alarming second paragraph directives:
"As for monitoring, there is such a danger, as the phrase "biased coverage of the situation in the economy." If, for example, to prevent any mistake, distort the numbers, then it’s understandable. But if biased to include at least some comment and all concluded that such makarom make an additional opportunity to manipulate media disk imaging by the authorities. "
Deputy chairman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists Andrei Bastunets also believes that the second paragraph of Directive Vice Premier Kobyakova only complicate the work of the independent media:
"With present a day or entered into force the new Code of Administrative Offences, which provides for a very tough economic sanctions in case of breaches of the media. And I think that likely this order complicate activities of independent media. "
By Andrew Bastunets views, the new executive order is a response to the latest economic situation, which turned out to Belarus. Government wants us to economic difficulties in the media covered in an appropriate perspective for the country, said the deputy chairman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
See also: Entry into force of the new Administrative Code