Fines to Journalists for Violating Article 22.9 of the Administrative Code (Chart) (Updated)

Names of journalists, judges, dates, sums of fines imposed on journalists in 2014 - 2016 for administrative article 22.9 (unlawful production and distribution of mass media products).


Repressions against journalists in Belarus, 2017 (Chart, updated)

The list includes incidents which the Belarusian Association of Journalists regards as violations of journalists' rights, committed by representatives of the authorities. * CoAV – Code of Administrative Violations art. 23.4 – Disobedience to police’s demands art. 23.34 – Violating the procedure for organizing or holding a mass event art. 22.9 – The law stipulates that a foreign mass medium’s journalist means “a natural person engaged in collection, editing, creation (preparation) of informational reports and/or materials for a legal person which is entrusted with functions of the editorial board of the mass medium, registered outside the Republic of Belarus, who is connected with this legal person through labor relations and has accreditation in the Republic of Belarus.” art. 17. 1 – Minor hooliganism. art. 24.6 - Evasion of appearing to the investigative or judicial execution body upon a summons without a reasonable excuse.