Belarusian authorities have escalated repression against independent journalists in the past five months, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have arbitrarily detained and beaten journalists, imposed fines and prison sentences on politically motivated charges, revoked their media credentials, and raided their homes and offices.
The Justice for Journalists Foundation conduct monitoring of attacks and violations of media rights in Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. Public association "Belarusian Association of Journalists" has prepared an analytical report on Belarus.
Commissioned by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and prepared by Dr. Elena Sherstoboeva and Valentina Pavlenko, School of Communications, Media and Design at National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation.
The publication is a detailed analysis of the situation concerning media freedom in all six countries of the Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as a prognosis of future developments. The book also contains the most recent Eastern Partnership Media Freedom Index (for July – October 2014), prepared by the project’s experts.
Policy paper on media freedom in Belarus.