The Ambassador of Germany about the Media Influence, Information Security, and the Future for Eastern Europe
The Ambassador of Germany to Belarus Peter Dettmar has been interviewed by the Belarusian Association of Journalists. The BAJ Press Service officers inquired the Ambassador about the future of Eastern Europe, the information security and the influence of new media on the public opinion.
Belarus is usually placed at the bottom of international press freedom rankings, distinguishing itself by the degree of the government’s control over information space.
The editorial office of the civil Slidstvo. Info jointlly with the international network of investigative journalists OCCRP presented a movie about the murder of the famous journalist.
We survey foreign journalists who reported detention during the month in Belarus, in order to analyze the risks that foreign journalists face in Belarus. The following information has been given partially from the questionnaire, partially from the interview to the Radio Svaboda Ukrainian service.
The Belarusian Association of Journalists strongly protests against the massive detentions of journalists and actions of law enforcement agencies concerning our colleagues.
The two-day conference “Mass Media in Belarus: Challenges and Chances” gathered media professionals, civil society and governmental officials from Belarus and abroad. Some important messages below briefly explain what issues are faced by journalistic community in Belarus, and not only, from the perspective of laws and politics.
On the conference’ second day, the speakers touched upon the issues of economic hardships, copyright disputes and the specific of online transition of traditional independent mass media. Some remarkable excerpts from the conference can be found below.
At the conference Delovoy Internet, the founder of magazine Imena Katsiaryna Siniuk told about the most successful actions, psychological pressure and work of the first public-supported mass medium.
In all interviews, Eduard Palchys says that he hasn’t got used to being a media person after the release. The press service of BAJ asked several questions to the “ordinary man” – about intelligence investigations over Belarusian activists by FSB, depression in detention, Russian-language nationalism and mass media reach in prisons.