Mass Media Week in Belarus Info-posting December 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015

On December 22, BAJ appealed to the Prosecutor General, the department on cyber-crimes of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Operative Analytical Center under auspices of the President, asking to investigate massive blocking of several websites in Belarus, to find those guilty and hold them accountable, and to restore access to the websites affected. BAJ underlined that the blocking violated citizens’ rights and lawful interests guaranteed by the Constitution of Belarus, the Criminal and Administrative Codes of Belarus.


Figures of the year

105 million rubles for fines, 60 million euro of state budget support to mass media, 14 administrative cases and 29 detentions – year 2014 in figures of the monitoring service of BAJ.


Statement on the Massive Blocking of Websites

Since December 19, several informational Internet resources in Belarus have been subject to blocking. Most of them remain inaccessible from the territory of the country until now. In particular, users’ access to and,,,,,,, have been restricted without explanations.