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  • BAJ website censored in Russia

    The Roskomnadzor consumer watchdog has blocked access to several Russian, Belarusian, and Ukrainian websites on the grounds of military censorship. The list includes the website of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

    Accord­ing to the human rights project OVD News, the list of blocked web­sites includes the web­sites of the St. Peters­burg edi­to­r­i­al office of Novaya Gaze­ta, the mir­ror site of Svo­bod­nye Media, the Ukrain­ian web­site Istorich­na Prav­da, Radio Liberty’s Votvot project, as well as the web­sites of the Belaru­sian Asso­ci­a­tion of Jour­nal­ists and the Homel-based Flagsh­tok media.

    Ear­li­er, the Belaru­sian author­i­ties rec­og­nized the infor­ma­tion prod­ucts of the above-men­tioned Belaru­sian sites as “extrem­ist mate­ri­als”.

    Accord­ing to Roskom­nad­zor, the block­ade began on June 17.

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    Due to state pres­sure, there is hard­ly any crit­i­cal online media in Rus­sia that is not blocked by Roskom­nad­zor. As a result, Russ­ian users are increas­ing­ly forced to use VPNs to get objec­tive infor­ma­tion.

    At the same time, more and more media projects, includ­ing on Telegram and YouTube chan­nels, emerge in exile.

    At the begin­ning of the year, Roskom­nad­zor blocked the web­site of the Belaru­sian por­tal Reform.by in Rus­sia. As a response, “cyber-guer­ril­las” hacked into the inter­nal net­work of the Main Radio Fre­quen­cy Cen­ter, which is part of the watch­dog, and down­loaded some 1.2 TB of data. It turned out that the Russ­ian author­i­ties close­ly mon­i­tor the Belaru­sian media sphere and inter­fere in the work of the inde­pen­dent Belaru­sian media.

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