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15.12.2017

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).

‘Barysauskiya Naviny’ Editor convicted for announcing demonstration 11.12.2017

‘Barysauskiya Naviny’ Editor convicted for announcing demonstration

A court in Barysau (90 km northeast of Minsk) sentenced Anatol Bukas, the editor of the Barysauskiya Naviny local newspaper, to pay a fine of 345 roubles (145 euros) on 1 December for mentioning the unauthorized demonstration.

The ‘Radio Liberty’ Journalist Halina Abakunchyk Received a Human Rights Defenders’ Award – 2017 PHOTO REPORT 11.12.2017

The ‘Radio Liberty’ Journalist Halina Abakunchyk Received a Human Rights Defenders’ Award – 2017 PHOTO REPORT

A journalist Halina Abakunchyk has been announced the Journalist of the Year as a laureate of Human Rights Defenders’ Award – 2017. She was praised for the ‘defense of human rights values’ in her work.

04.12.2017

The ‘Barysauskiya naviny’ Editor-in-chief Fined for Publishing Information about ‘The Angry Belarusians’ Rally’

The Barysau District Court regarded a case on administrative offense against Anatol Bukas, the ‘Barysauskiya naviny’ Editor-in-chief on article 23.34, part 1 of the Belarus Code on Administrative Offenses (‘Violation of procedures on arranging or holding mass events’) on December 1, 2017.  

Belarusian KGB Says It's Holding Ukrainian Journalist, Claims He's A Spy 22.11.2017

Belarusian KGB Says It's Holding Ukrainian Journalist, Claims He's A Spy

The Belarusian Committee for State Security (KGB) says it has arrested a Ukrainian journalist on suspicion of espionage, accusing him of being a military intelligence agent -- a claim immediately rejected by Ukraine.

Рэзалюцыя канферэнцыі — да ўладаў Беларусі, грамадзянскай супольнасці і міжнароднай журналісцкай сеткі 22.11.2017

Resolution of international conference ‘The Perspectives and Challenges to Freelance Journalism in Europe. A Special Focus on Belarus’

Resolution of international conference ‘The Perspectives and Challenges to Freelance Journalism in Europe. A Special Focus on Belarus’

BAJ - IFJ Conference: Belarus Is One of the Most Hostile Media Environments 19.11.2017

BAJ - IFJ Conference: Belarus Is One of the Most Hostile Media Environments

Conference "Prospects and Challenges for Freelance Journalism in Europe. A special focus on Belarus" took place in Minsk. The conference organized by Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is an opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by the professional community. Special focus was on Belarus, for its extremely challenging working conditions for journalists and putting freelance journalists beyond the framework of the law.

Police Officer Visited ‘Gazeta Slonimskaya’ Editorial after a Publication about Hazing 13.11.2017

Police Officer Visited ‘Gazeta Slonimskaya’ Editorial after a Publication about Hazing

The ‘Gazeta Slonimskaya’ (Slonim, Hrodna region) newspaper journalists were asked to provide explanations in the written form about the way they had been preparing the article “There’s no hazing in the Lithuanian army. The barracks are cleaned every day by a scrubwoman there...”

Huge Fines Imposed on Freelance Journalists from ‘Belsat’ TV Channel Again. Four Reporters Put on Trial Together 01.11.2017

Huge Fines Imposed on Freelance Journalists from ‘Belsat’ TV Channel Again. Four Reporters Put on Trial Together

Four fines were imposed on freelance journalists in Minsk on October 30, 2017. Two of them - Aliaksandr Barazenka and Hanna Aziemsha – were punished for their freelance journalist work with fines of EUR 250 in equivalent per person. Two other journalists – Volha Chaychyts and Andrei Koziel – were harassed with huge fines of EUR 500 in equivalent per person in the same court room.