Summary Box: Belarusian tightens Internet control

AP News
Posted: Jan 06, 2012 1:55 PM
Summary Box: Belarusian tightens Internet control

TIGHTER CONTROLS: Belarus' authoritarian government is imposing a new law that requires service providers to monitor Internet users and report them to authorities if they visit opposition websites blacklisted by the government.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS: Belarusian businessmen also cannot use outside Internet resources such as online stores registered outside the country.

Hold The Damn Vote Already
Derek Hunter

THE BACKDROP: President Alexander Lukashenko, whom Western rights group have called "Europe's last dictator," has consistently suppressed opposition and cracked down on independent media.