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UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst Advises Journalists to Contact Him Directly 17.04.2019

UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst Advises Journalists to Contact Him Directly

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation with human rights defenders Michel Forst visited the office of the Belarusian Association of Journalists. He met with BAJ representatives, journalists Pauliuk Bykouski, Tatsiana Karavenkova, Maryna Zolatava, and Dziyana Seradziuk.

 Minsk office of Belsat gets back equipment seized during recent search 12.04.2019

Minsk office of Belsat gets back equipment seized during recent search

Computers and data storage devices have been returned to Belsat two days after they were seized by the police took during the search at the Minsk office of Belsat.

OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat TV channel editorial office in Belarus 10.04.2019

OSCE Representative denounces search of Belsat TV channel editorial office in Belarus

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, denounced the search conducted on 9 April in the editorial office of the Belsat TV channel in Minsk, Belarus. He called on the authorities to exercise restraint in bringing libel charges against media and journalists, and reiterated his call on the authorities to decriminalize defamation. ​

BAJ Protests Against Search at Belsat And New Criminal Case — Statement by BAJ Board 10.04.2019

BAJ Protests Against Search at Belsat And New Criminal Case — Statement by BAJ Board

April 9 Minsk Department of the Investigative Committee searched the apartment used by employees of Belsat satellite TV channel.

Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges  The office has been crushed 09.04.2019

Minsk Police Raid and Search BELSAT Office on Slander Charges. The office has been crushed

In the morning of April 9 the police came to the office of Belsat TV channel with a search warrant from the Investigation Committee. Recently, we do not have information about the criminal proceedings that the search is part of.

03.04.2019

Hrodna to Be Twinned with Nur-Sultan — Hrodna.life Threatened Litigation for April Fools' Joke

Hrodna.life published a joke on April Fools' Day, and local ideologists seemed not to understand the joke.

Immediately stop prosecution of blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin 02.04.2019

Immediately stop prosecution of blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin

Joint statement by human rights and other civil society organizations.

Police Suspect Blogger Andrei Pavuk of Bomb Hoax,  Ask People Not to Help Him. 25.03.2019

Police Suspect Blogger Andrei Pavuk of Bomb Hoax, Ask People Not to Help Him

Blogger Andrei Pavuk is a suspect in a criminal case under Art. 340 Part 1 of the Criminal. He is suspected of a false report on a bomb in the building of Aktsiabrski  district executive committee. The police seized all computer equipment and devices from Andrei.

 Belarus authorities set to make us stop contributing to Belsat — journalist 25.03.2019

Belarus authorities set to make us stop contributing to Belsat — journalist

Brest-based journalists Ales Lyauchuk and Milana Kharytonava were found guilty of illegal production and distribution of media products, i.e. for contributing to Belsat TV.

Harlem Désir: There Are Brave Journalists Ready to Fight for the Diversity of Opinions in Belarus 19.03.2019

Harlem Désir: There Are Brave Journalists Ready to Fight for the Diversity of Opinions in Belarus

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir has started a visit to Minsk by meeting with the leadership of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and representatives of non-state media.