23 February 2020, Sunday, 4:43
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Pyatkevich: “Barriers should be put in Internet”


Internet should be subject to regulatory activities, the first deputy head of Lukashenka’s presidential administration said.

Such an opinion has been expressed by the deputy head of the presidential administration of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Natalya Pyatkevich on January 22 in Rechytsa, where she was taking part in the regional seminar of ideology workers of Homel region.

As said by Natalya Pyatkevich, today all those who are interested in the problems of authors’ rights are interested in control over the internet. Firstly, these are representatives of the creative community. And If the society agrees that author’s rights should be defended, it means the Internet is to be subject to regulatory activities as all other source of information.

The first deputy head of Lukashenka’s administration stated: “Parents, the church, the entire society says it is necessary to defend morality. It means that we should put barriers in the internet, for our children not to look at the things we can ban in other sources of information,” she noted.

Such barriers are needed to secure human rights defence, rights of a performer, rights of the person disseminating information. “Such a practice exists worldwide, and our country is not an exception,” Natalya Pyatkevich underlined.

We remind that on December 14, 2009 Belarusian media received a draft decree “On measures for revising use of the national segment of the World Wide Web”. The decree makes authorities control over internet users significantly more strict, and imposes a number of new conditions of ByNet functioning.

The scandalous document includes blocking of websites under a decision of state authorities, identification of internet users, responsibility for dissemination of information on the web, as well as state registration of online media.

According to the initial version of the decree, hosting of Belarusian web resources should be transferred to Belarus compulsorily, and in order to browse the web even in dial-up mode, Belarusians would have to go to a provider with a passport.

It has been also informed that this decree is under consideration of Lukashenka’s administration at the moment.