Internet Censorship in Belarus
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Electronic Media
Confronting Bodies: Belorussian Government
Date of Action: 2/1/2010
Description of Artwork: Any Internet site
The Incident: The government has passed a regulation, saying that they will compile a list of websites that will be forbidden to view. It is said to prevent sites that promote extremist activity, illicit circulation of weapons, ammunition, detonators, explosives, radioactive, contaminating, aggressive, poisonous, and toxic substances, drugs, psychotropic substances, and their precursors; assisting illegal migration and human trafficking; spreading pornography; promulgating violence, brutality, and other acts..." The list of banned sites will be closed to the public.
Results of Incident: The regulation currently remains in force.