Ministry of Information Warned "Nasha Niva" against False Information about Terror Act

15.04.2011 16:19

April 14, Ministry of Information issued a warning to the newspaper "Nasha Niva" for breaking the law "On mass media." The basis for the warning is the publication's reports that one of the victims of the terrorist attack in Minsk subway had allegedly been at the station until late evening. This information is considered unreliable by the agency.

The Ministry of Information believes that dissemination of such information «harms the public interests and discredits government agencies, rescue and medical services, assisting the victims of the terrorist attack,» BelTA informs.

April 15, Another opposition newspaper — «Narodnaya Volia» — was issued a warning by the Information Ministry for the distribution of «false information.» In this case, the editors was accused of the dissemination of information «tarnishing the goodwill of Belteleradiocompany.» «The fact of such information dissemination was registered by the decision of the Supreme Economic Court on April 13, 2011,» said the ministry.