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RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of December 25, 2008 No. 2015

About some questions of regulation of activities of mass media

(as amended on 25-05-2018)

According to Articles 33, of 35, "About mass media" the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus DECIDES: 46 and 54 Laws of the Republic of Belarus of July 17, 2008

1. Approve enclosed:

Regulations on procedure for opening of correspondent offices by legal entities to which functions of editorial office of mass media are assigned;

Regulations on procedure for opening in the Republic of Belarus of offices of foreign mass media;

Regulations on procedure for accreditation in the Republic of Belarus journalists of foreign mass media.

2. Make changes and additions to the following resolutions of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus:

2.1. in Regulations on the Ministry of information of the Republic of Belarus approved by the resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of October 26, 2001 No. 1545 (The national register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2001, No. 103, 5/9271; 2003, No. 28, 5/12075; 2004, No. 144, 5/14821; 2006, No. 125, 5/22671; 2008, No. 121, 5/27661):

in Item 3:

state paragraph two in the following edition:

"regulation, management and coordination of activities of other republican state bodies in the field of mass information;";

state the interlinear note in the following edition:

"*Под by mass media the form of periodic distribution of mass information with use of seal, television broadcasting and broadcasting, global computer network the Internet is understood.";

in item 4:

the paragraph after the word "performs" third to add with the word "state";

the fifth to state the paragraph in the following edition:

"accepts the stipulated by the legislation Republic of Belarus measures for non-admission of illegal restriction of freedom of mass information, censorship, distribution of information which placement in mass media is forbidden, or violations of procedure for distribution of information, access to which is limited;";

in Item 5:

in paragraph four of the word "copies of printing editions" shall be replaced with words "copies of documents";

the fifth to state the paragraph in the following edition:

"in accordance with the established procedure to issue written warnings for violation of the law of the Republic of Belarus of mass media, to make decisions on suspension of release of mass media;";

after the paragraph of the fifth to add Item with the paragraph of the following content:

"constitute within the competence protocols on administrative offenses according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus;";

to consider the paragraph of the sixth the paragraph the seventh;

in appendix to this Provision:

in Item 14 of the list of economic societies, shares (share in authorized funds) of which belong to the Republic of Belarus and are transferred to the control to the Ministry of information of the Republic of Belarus, to replace the word "Open" with the word "Closed";

2.2. it is excluded

2.3. Items 11 and 13 of the list of the state organizations subordinated to the Ministry of information of the Republic of Belarus, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus approved by the resolution of July 29, 2006 No. 955 "Questions of the Ministry of information of the Republic of Belarus" (National register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2006, No. 125, 5/22671), to exclude;

2.4. ceased to be valid according to the Resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 17.02.2012 No. 156

3. Recognize invalid:

the resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of July 12, 1997 No. 869 "About approval of the Regulations on stay and professional activity in the territory of the Republic of Belarus of representations and the correspondents of foreign mass media accredited in the Republic of Belarus" (Collection of decrees, presidential decrees and orders of the Government of the Republic of Belarus, 1997, No. 19, the Art. 669);

the resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of September 22, 1997 No. 1259 "About approval of the Instruction about procedure for opening and activities of representative offices of foreign mass media in the territory of the Republic of Belarus" (Collection of decrees, presidential decrees and orders of the Government of the Republic of Belarus, 1997, No. 26-27, of the Art. 889);

subitem 1.2 of Item 1 of the resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of February 3, 2006 No. 141 "About modification and amendments in some orders of the Government of the Republic of Belarus concerning stay and activities in the territory of the republic of foreign citizens and stateless persons" (The national register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2006, No. 24, 5/17228);

4. This resolution becomes effective since February 8, 2009.

 

Prime Minister

Republic of Belarus S. Sidorsky

Approved by the Resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of December 25, 2008 No. 2015

Regulations on procedure for opening of correspondent offices by legal entities to which functions of editorial office of mass media are assigned

1. This Provision developed according to Item 2 of article 33 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of July 17, 2008 "About mass media" (The national register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2008, No. 196, 2/1524), is determined procedure for opening, functioning and termination of activities in the territory of the Republic of Belarus of the correspondent offices opened by legal entities to which functions of editorial office of mass media are assigned (further - correspondent offices), except for of offices of foreign mass media.

2. The correspondent office is separate division of the legal entity to which functions of editorial office of mass media are assigned (further - the legal entity), performing collection, storage and creation (preparation) of information messages and (or) materials for these mass media, and also distribution of its products.

3. Opening of correspondent offices is performed according to the decision of the legal entity for the purpose of ensuring the most operational collection and processing of regional information for release of mass media.

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