Beaten Reporter Tells Circumstances of Detention

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.

Заява ГА "Беларуская асацыяцыя журналістаў" у сувязі з затрыманнямі журналістаў 12 сакавіка і судовымі працэсамі над імі

BAJ Protests against the Wave of Detentions, Demands Justice

The Belarusian Association of Journalists strongly protests against the massive detentions of journalists and actions of law enforcement agencies concerning our colleagues.

“Дарожная карта” беларускім уладам і метады барацьбы з прапагандай

Media in Belarus Conference: Challenges and Chances

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.

Андрэй Дынько: Бюджэтныя датацыі павінны стаць даступнымі для недзяржаўных СМІ

Media in Belarus Conference, Day Two

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.

часопіс «Имена»

Journalism as Problem Solving

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.

Эдуард Пальчыс пра СІЗА, ФСБ і СМІ

John Silver Interview: Informational Isolation is the Hardest

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.

Андрэй Скурко: Хто не хоча падтрымліваць сваю прэсу, будзе “карміць” Дзмітрыя Кісялёва

"Our people know three things: how to run the state, play football and publish Nasha Niva"

The press service of BAJ has talked to Andrei Skurko, the editor-in-chief of Nasha Niva newspaper, to find out what will change in the strategy of the newspaper after it starts being a monthly plus digital newspaper, purely in Belarusian independent outlet.

Агнешка Рамашэўская, фота БелаПАН

Belsat Director in a Public Meeting at Press Club in Minsk

“Minsk is changing a lot, and there is a drastic difference between the capital and the province” this is how Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy formulated her fresh impressions from Belarus. It is the second time in the decade that Mrs Romaszewska visits Belarus: after she was deported in 2005, for ten years she had been denied a visa to Belarus. On May 31, the Press Club Belarus held a public meeting with Belsat director, after she made a trip to the north of the country and before another trip to southern regions. She told about nowadays Belsat, their expectations, and answered the questions of the public.

Супольная пазіцыя беларускіх праваабаронцаў напярэдадні чарговага раунда Дыялога па правах чалавека ЕС - Беларусь

Common position of Belarusian human rights defenders ahead of the next round of the EU-Belarus human rights dialogue

Belarusian human rights organizations welcome the continuation of the EU-Belarus human rights dialogue. On the eve of its next round, we call on the parties to keep the issues of human rights high on the agenda in building relationships between the European Union and Belarus and announce our common position on human rights in Belarus.