Government Clampdowns on Newspapers Send Reporting Online

Khrapavitski, Andrei
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p49
The article opposes the use of Internet as substitute for newspapers published in Belarus. News coverage in the country have been censored. Hence, to avoid arrests and physical attacks from government authorities, journalists used the Internet as a means for maintaining the flow of news in the country. However, news coverage featured in Web sites is inefficient. the author argued that the use of the Internet limited the circulation of news to the people who have the ability and resources to get to the information.


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