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28.07.2022

The journalists of Belarus in exile

Belarus is one of the most difficult countries in Europe for independent journalists to work in. Since the rigged presidential election in 2020, the journalists have been a target for the regime and at least 300 journalists have been forced into exile. Now they are struggling to cover the news in their homeland from a distance.

26.05.2022

Belarus: the free press continues despite attacks

The chair of the Belarusian Association of Journalists says reporting is harder than ever because of government crackdowns and war in neighbouring Ukraine.

24.05.2022

Weekly Bulletin #1. MEDIA INSIGHTS — War on Ukraine (4-9 May 2022)

The Slovakia-based media-monitoring organization MEMO 98 has launched monitoring of Russian Federation state TV channels First Channel, Russia 1, Russia 24, NTV, online sources Smotrim.ru, gazeta.ru, news agencies Ria Novosti, Interfax, RBC, newspapers Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Argumenty i Fakty and independent international media to evaluate how those news outlets are covering the war in Ukraine and anti-war/peace protests. What does state media propaganda tell Russians about these topics, and how does it compare to the portrayal by independent media outside the country?

22.04.2022

A woman, her newspaper and an entire sector under attack in Belarus

In Belarus, Lukashenka’s regime continues persecuting independent media and silencing critical voices while at the same time attempting to renew the dialogue with the EU. On 20 April the editor-in-chief of Belarusian leading outlet was brutally detained by special forces. 26 journalists and media professionals remain behind bars.

17.03.2022

Russia is shooting the truth about the invasion of Ukraine: losses among journalists in 20 days of war

In less than three weeks since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of our country, there are already Ukrainian and international journalists killed and injured in Ukraine.

21.02.2022

Political prisoner and journalist Darya Chultsova turns 25 in prison

“It’s Dasha’s birthday on the 20th, she will celebrate her twenty-fifth birthday. Such a beautiful date! Too bad it will be a day off. The day passed quickly at work and maybe it wasn’t so sad,” Dasha’s mother Natalya Tserabilenka told.

11.12.2021

OSCE: situation in Belarus is unprecedented for Europe

On Human Rights Day, December 10, 2021, the Seimas of Lithuania hosted the Lithuanian-Belarusian forum “Human Rights and Journalism” attended by representatives of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and international human rights organizations. The forum participants discussed the human rights situation in Belarus, ways to influence the situation and provide assistance to the media community.

30.10.2021

CEO describes blocking of Deutsche Welle’s website in Belarus as “act of desperation”

Peter Limbourg, director-general of Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), has condemned the blocking of the DW website and a number of other media outlets in Belarus, saying that it is an “act of desperation” on the part of the Belarusian authorities.

21.09.2021

"The torture is ongoing." Journalist Katsiaryna Karpitskaya speaks about arrest conditions

Nasha Niva journalist Katsiaryna Karpitskaya spent a month under arrest in a temporary detention center. During the time, she managed to catch several illnesses and witness the ongoing torture used against political detainees.

Белорусские власти ликвидируют Белорусскую ассоциацию журналистов (хроника, документы)
27.08.2021

Supreme Court liquidated Belarusian Association of Journalists

On August 27, according to the decision of the Supreme Court, BAJ representative "misunderstood the law", and all their arguments as to no legal grounds to sustain the liquidation claim should be considered unimportant. Judge of the Supreme Court Inesa Lazavikova.