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‘If you see Belsat journos, call the police.’ Belarus authorities playing safe? 07.06.2019

‘If you see Belsat journos, call the police.’ Belarus authorities playing safe?

A document that was allegedly sent to Svetlahorsk district collective farms and enterprises has been brought to Belsat TV attention.

What You Need to Know Covering the 2nd European Games in Belarus 05.06.2019

What You Need to Know Covering the 2nd European Games in Belarus

Lawyers of the Belarusian Association of Journalists prepared a reminder memo of what a foreign journalist needs to know coming to the 2nd European Games in Belarus. It covers:

Belarusian Government to Block Websites Calling for Protests During the European Games 23.05.2019

Belarusian Government to Block Websites Calling for Protests During the European Games

Alexander Lukashenka signed Edict  on security measures during the European Games in Minsk (June 17 to July 2.). The document allows hotel guards to carry out body searches of tourists, while law enforcement agencies will block websites which call for unauthorized protests within 24 hours. What else is in the edict?

Media Under Attack as European Games Loom 22.05.2019

Media Under Attack as European Games Loom

(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities have carried out concerted attacks on media freedom over the past two years that directly affect the climate in which news media will cover the country before, during, and after the upcoming European Games, Human Rights Watch said. The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should ensure that all journalists, foreign and local, covering the 2019 European Games, from June 21-30, in Belarus, can operate free from harassment.

Human Rights Watch и CPJ просят создать "горячую линию" для журналистов на время Европейских игр в Минске 10.05.2019

Belarus: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should establish a complaints hotline for journalists during the 2019 European Games, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Belarus will host the games, a multi-sport event for more than 4,000 athletes, in Minsk from June 21-30. 

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.