Domain of TUT.by portal blocked
The access to TUT.BY web site has been blocked by the Ministry of Information of Belarus, as to the Telegram channel of TUT.by.
“The Prosecutor General's Office has established numerous facts of violations of the law on mass media regarding the placement of prohibited information in a number of publications on the TUT.BY Internet resource. These materials contain information on behalf of the unregistered BYSOL fund. According to Art. 38 of the law on mass media, the mass media are forbidden to made public any information on Internet resources on behalf of the organizations which didn't pass in the established procedure of the state registration », - as the Ministry of Information of Belarus said.
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As IMI reported, on May 18, the TUT.BY’s offices have been searched by the officials of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee.
On January 19, 2021, TUT.BY was deprived of its media status.
On December 3, 2020, the Economic Court of Minsk ruled to deprive the TUT.BY portal of the status of a mass medium. For its part, the portal filed an appeal against the decision of the Economic Court of Minsk.
On September 29, 2020, the Ministry of Information of Belarus deprived TUT.BY of the status of a mass media for three months from October 1.
On September 18, 2020, the ministry seized the court asking to stop publishing TUT.BY.