Die OpenNet Initiative hat einen neuen Länder-Report veröffentlicht. Thema ist diesmal die Internetzensur in Weissrussland, vor allem vor den letzten umstrittenen Wahlen. Der 52-seitige Bericht kann als PDF heruntergeladen werden.
Amidst fears that the authoritarian regime of President Aleksandr Lukashenka was going to close down Belarus political cyberspace during the elections, ONI testing found little evidence of systematic and comprehensive filtering, despite earlier ONI investigations that established the regimes capability to do so. ONI monitoring during the elections showed that, on average, opposition and independent media websites remained accessible throughout the monitoring period. ONI testing revealed a number of serious irregularities that disrupted access to certain opposition and independent media websites at strategic moments during and after the vote.