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Journalist Volha Bykouskaya Barred From Meeting of Election Commission in Minsk 21.10.2019

Journalist Volha Bykouskaya Barred From Meeting of Election Commission in Minsk

Bdg.by journalist tried to attend a meeting of District Election Commission of district # 107 in Minsk, where one of the contenders was Yury Hubarevich, chairman of the Movement for Freedom. However, members of the election commission did not let the journalist to observe the meeting.

Radio Racyja Journalist Denied Accreditation 11th Time 21.10.2019

Radio Racyja Journalist Denied Accreditation 11th Time

BAJ member, Hrodna journalist  Viktar Parfionenka has just been denied accreditation by the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs, again.  This was his eleventh attempt as a reporter of the Belarusian Radio Racyja to get official permission to work.

Ukrainian Journalist Pavel Sharoyko Pardoned and Released 07.10.2019

Ukrainian Journalist Pavel Sharoyko Pardoned and Released

Pavel Sharoyko, convicted of espionage in Belarus, has just been pardoned and released. The President of Ukraine Volodymir Zelensky spread the news during the 2nd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine in Zhytomyr.

30.09.2019

Slonim Mayor Sues Sviatlana Kalinkina 50,000 BYN for Publishing NEXTA's Posting

Head of Slonim Executive Committee Henadz Khomich sued a number of publications that republished the posting of blogger Stsiapan Putsila (aka NEXTA). NEXTA's Telegramm channel posted that the local top official, as well as his wife a bit later, had been caught drunk driving. Officially, the information has not been confirmed.

Комитет защиты журналистов: Беларусь попала в ТОП-10 стран с самой жесткой цензурой 30.09.2019

CPJ: Turkmenistan, Iran, Belarus Among World's 'Most Censored Countries'

In a new report, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) named Turkmenistan, Iran, and Belarus as being among the ten worst countries for press censorship.

Yarmoshyna to Ban Bloggers and Regional Media from the Parliamentary Elections Press Center 25.09.2019

Yarmoshyna to Ban Bloggers and Regional Media from the Parliamentary Elections Press Center

Chair of the Central Election Commission wants only the MFA-accredited foreign press and Belarus' "central" media to have access to the CEC press center.

Пасля працяглага зацішша аднавіўся пераслед журналістаў за супрацоўніццтва з «Белсатам» 24.09.2019

After a 3-Month Lull, Journalists Prosecuted for Cooperation with Belsat

The authorities have resumed pressure on freelance journalists cooperating with Belsat. Mahiliou journalist is charged with making a video for Belsat about the newly appointed chief ideologist Andrei Kuntsevych.

18.09.2019

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 - 2019 for administrative article 22.9 (unlawful production and distribution of mass media products).

BAJ Board Awards Honorary Diploma to Iosif Siaredzich 16.09.2019

BAJ Board Awards Honorary Diploma to Iosif Siaredzich

Belarusian Association of Journalists awarded an Honorary Diploma for outstanding work for the benefit of freedom of speech and professional journalism to Iosif Siaredzich, the founder and editor in chief of Narodnaya Volya.

10.09.2019

E-NEWSLETTER: MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS Bulletin #2(58) (January – June 2019)

SITUATION IN MASS MEDIA FIELD IN JANUARY – JUNE 2019 The general situation in the Belarusian mass media field was controversial in the first half-year 2019. On the one hand, it was influenced by the overwhelming trend of reinforcing governmental control over the media space. On the other hand, due to hosting the 2nd European Games, the official authorities were pushed towards greater openness of the country. A complicated foreign policy and economic situation in Belarus, including negotiation processes with the European Union and the United States, the increasing size of external debt and pressure on the part of Russia as well as the approaching elections to the Belarusian parliament (scheduled for November 17, 2019) should be taken into account, too.