16 Mar 2022 16:07

Roskomnadzor blocks Novye Izvestia website, more than 30 other resources on Wednesday

MOSCOW. March 16 (Interfax) - Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor on Wednesday blocked access to the website of the Novye Izvestia media outlet and more than 30 other resources, including the Russian-language Channel 9 and Vesti Izrailya Israeli media outlets, at the request of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office.

According to Roskomnadzor's universal service to verify the blocking of webpages and websites, access to the aforementioned websites has been fully restricted in compliance with the Prosecutor General Office's request dated February 24.

The websites of Belarusian Euroradio and the Estonian newspaper Postimees were also blocked on Wednesday.

Furthermore, the website of the Bellingcat investigative journalism group (added by the Russian Justice Ministry to the list of foreign agent-media) has been included in the register of information banned in Russia.

The website of the Kavkazsky Uzel media outlet (added by the Russian Justice Ministry to the list of foreign agent-media) was blocked on the same grounds today. However, the media outlet has said that it will continue working despite the measure.

According to Roskomsvoboda, a digital rights non-governmental organization, more than 30 resources were blocked in Russia on Wednesday.

Access to the websites of a whole range of Russian and foreign media outlets was earlier blocked on the same grounds. The Prosecutor General's Office demanded they be blocked, saying that they were spreading fakes about the situation in Ukraine.