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Belarus - Law on “extremism” criminalizes independent journalism

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about recent legislation's impact on freedom of information in Belarus. A law on “combatting extremism” that took effect in 2007 has opened the way to new forms of censorship and self-censorship that are restricting the media's already very limited freedom even more. “Either by means of convictions or, more indirectly, by imposing a climate of mistrust leading to self-censorship, the Belarusian authorities are achieving their goal of suppressing critical (...)

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