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New regulation and recent blockings threaten free speech on Internet in Belarus, says OSCE Representative


VIENNA, 22 December – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said today that amendments tightening government control of the Internet in Belarus pose a major threat to free speech and free media. She also pointed to recent blockings of a number of news portals in the country. “These amendments are based on vaguely formulated legal provisions and give the state the vast right to interfere with any information posted on the Internet,” Mijatović wrote in a letter to the authorities in Belarus on 18 December. “They also impose quasi-censorship functions on disseminators of information”, she said. Amendments …read more

Source: OSCE

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