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Journalist Volha Czajczyc arrested for doing her job 17.10.2018

Journalist Volha Czajczyc arrested for doing her job

The journalist Volha Czajczyc had to spend several hours in the Baraulyany police department.

Belarus defies UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva report 11.10.2018

Belarus defies UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva report

The government of Belarus continues to refrain from cooperating with the UN Human Rights Committee, the Committee’s president Yuval Shany said during the presentation of the country’s first report in 20 years.

MEPs condemn harassment and detention of journalists in Belarus 08.10.2018

MEPs condemn harassment and detention of journalists in Belarus

Amid deteriorating media freedom in Belarus, MEPs condemn the repeated detention and state harassment of journalists and independent news outlets in the country, according to a resolution adopted by the European Parliament on October 4.

07.10.2018

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 - 2018 for administrative article 22.9 (unlawful production and distribution of mass media products).

02.10.2018

HRDs present alternative report on human rights situation in Belarus

On October 1, representatives of the national human rights coalition presented their alternative report on the human rights situation in Belarus. The preparation of the report involved 12 human rights organizations.

BelTA case: Independent news agency employees interrogated en masse 27.09.2018

BelTA case: Independent news agency employees interrogated en masse

BelaPAN journalists have been summoned by the Belarusian Investigative Committee over the so-called BelTA copyright infringement case.

Журналіст Tut.by: Падчас допыту ў Следчым камітэце мяне шантажом завербавалі 26.09.2018

TUT.BY editor opens up about police pressure

The journalist was forced to sign a paper of cooperation.

 Cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou fined for livestream 24.09.2018

Cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou fined for livestream

A Belarusian court imposed a fine of 980 rubles (about $490) to cameraman Syarhei Kavaliou. The freelancer got a corresponding court order in the mail.

Belarus Journalists Meet EU Politicians to Raise Issues of Belarusian Media Sphere 22.09.2018

Belarus Journalists Meet EU Politicians to Raise Issues of Belarusian Media Sphere

Members of the Belarusian Association of Journalists Volha Chaychyts and Larysa Shchyrakova have visited Paris and Brussels where they met with European politicians and journalists, to tell about the real situation in the media sphere, to draw attention to the prosecution of Belarusian journalists and to find potential solutions to the issue. The visit was organized by Syndicat national des journalists (SNJ), Le Syndicat national des journalistes CGT (SNJ-CGT), l'Union syndicale des journalistes CFDT, with the support of the European Federation of Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists and BAJ.

Freelancers of Nordic Countries Make a Statement to Support Colleagues in Belarus 17.09.2018

Freelancers of Nordic Countries Make a Statement to Support Colleagues in Belarus

The annual conference Nordic Freelance 2018 has taken place in the Swedish town Malmö. The participants issued a statement of support for freelancers in Belarus, demanding to stop harassment of freelance journalists for their professional activities.