PAP became the first EU news agency blocked by Russia – The First News

As part of its PAP.PL portal, PAP launched a special Russian-language service in January. Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, PAP launched a service in Ukrainian for Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
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Russia’s prosecutor general has blocked access to the Polish News Agency (PAP) portal as well as 22 other websites, according to Roskomsvoboda, an organization that monitors sites blocked by Russian authorities.

The decision was made under the wartime censorship imposed by the Kremlin.

According to Roskomsvoboda, whose activities aim to counter Internet censorship, Russia has already blocked access to more than 5,400 websites.

The sites are blocked by Roskomnadzor, or the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Media, at the request of the Prosecutor General.

Other portals and sites blocked by Russia include independent mass media operating both in Russia and abroad, human rights organizations, political parties and social activists. Russia has also blocked access to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

As part of his PAP.PL portal, PAP launched a special Russian-language service in January. Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, PAP launched a service in Ukrainian for Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

In late February, PAP chairman Wojciech Surmacz said TASS should be kicked out of the European News Agencies Alliance (EANA) and called for an active fight against Russian disinformation.

TASS was suspended as a member of EANA on February 27.


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