The Law on the Provision of Information to the Public under which the Commission functions allows the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania to block media that spreads war propaganda, instigates war or hatred, ridicule, humiliation, instigates discrimination, violence, physical violent treatment of a group of people or a person belonging on grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, race, nationality, citizenship, language, origin, social status, belief, convictions, views or religion’. The decision on temporarily blocking a channel is made through the courts following an application by the Commission.