The list includes incidents which the Belarusian Association of Journalists regards as violations of journalists' rights, committed by representatives of the authorities.
TUT.BY, BelaPAN, Onliner, and Belarusians and Market journalists covering weekend protests receive 13-15 days of jail
Журналисты были задержаны во время протестных акций в Минске 17 и 18 октября.
The report was prepared by the following human rights organizations: Human Rights Centre"Viasna", the Belarusian Association of Journalists, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and in cooperation with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and World Organization Against Torture (OMCT).
On October 11, at least 40 journalists were detained in Belarus. The police detained journalists even before the protesters gathered in the streets.
Silnye Novosti journalist Nadzeya Puzhynskaya to serve 14 days of jail. Her trial was not announced to public
In Homel, journalist of the local portal Silnye Novosti (Strong News) was tried. However, neither her family, not colleagues who had been keeping vigil in the court building for two days, were able to come to her trial. Nadzeya Puzhynskaya was sentenced to 14 days of jail.
On October 4, 16 journalists were detained in Belarus. Most of them were released after verification of their documents at police stations. However, 5 reporters were left in temporary detention centers until trials on administrative charges. Presumably, Nadzeya Puzhynskaya (Homel), Maryna Mauchanava, Alesia Latsinskaya, Dzianis Nosau, and Yury Kamisarau (all from Babruisk) will be tried for alleged participation in unsanctioned street protests.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has developed a new Regulation on the procedure for accreditation of foreign media in Belarus.