Prosecutor General's Office demanded blocking of all sites with materials of undesirable media

Prosecutor General's Office demanded blocking of all sites with materials of undesirable media

During this monitoring, prosecutors identified information resources of 11 undesirable organizations included in the list of the Ministry of Justice.

The Russian Prosecutor General's Office demanded from the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) blocking of Internet resources, which contain materials of 11 foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which activities are considered undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation. This is stated in the message of the department.

It is noted that in connection with the alterations to Article 15.3 of the Federal Law "On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection", which provide for extra-judicial restriction of access to information materials of foreign non-governmental organizations which activities are considered undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation, monitoring of Internet was conducted.

During this monitoring, prosecutors identified information resources of 11 undesirable organizations included in the list of the Ministry of Justice.

As Roskomnadzor specifies, the Prosecutor's Office also requires restricting access to the mirrors of these Internet resources. "The Internet resources specified in the requirements are entered in the appropriate registry for the purpose of blocking by communications service providers," the supervisory service states.

Recall, according to the Ministry of Justice, the black list of NGOs is comprised of: OSI Assistance Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Open Society Foundation, the U.S. Russia foundation for economic advancement and the rule of law, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the Media Development Investment Fund Inc., the International Republican Institute, Open Russia Civic Movement, Open Russia (UK), OR (Otkrytaya Rossia) (United Kingdom), Institute of Modern Russia, Inc (USA) and The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (Romania).

The first four organizations were recognized as undesirable in 2015, the next three - in 2016, and the last four - in 2017.

Recall last week, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation published the first list of media, which was given the status of a foreign agent, among them there are Voice of America and Radio Liberty.

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