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The internet is fairly new to Belarus. Up until 2006 broadband internet access was only available in major cities. Online activity in the country is mainly urban, with young people (17-29) being the most active users. Although many residents have computers in their homes, Internet cafes providing public Wi-Fi connections are still very popular.
The Ministry of Telecommunications controls all telecommunications through two government owned carriers, the only ones licensed to manage and provide information services in the country. The Presidential Administration’s Operations and Analysis Center (OAC), initially a subdivision of the KGB, oversees internet providers, manages information security, and conducts online surveillance.
The Republic of Belarus has an authoritarian regime, under which elections are strictly managed and civil liberties are restricted. Even Though the country’s constitution prohibits censorship, a number of laws were put in place to restrict access to information.
In its 2018 Freedom On The Net rating, Freedom House reported that the Belarussian government blocked a growing number of websites including two opposition news outlets. Following the February 2018 elections, amendments to the Law on Mass Media were presented. These restrictive regulations strengthened the state’s hold over online activity, allowing more website blocking and control over social media.
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