Ways to support independent media on February 9. And every day 31.12.2022

Ways to support independent media on February 9. And every day

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya made a global call to support independent media and journalists on the International Day of Solidarity with Belarus (February 9). February 9 will mark 1.5 years of peaceful protest against violence, lawlessness, and state terror in Belarus. "While the resistance of millions of Belarusians continues underground in various creative forms, independent media are at the forefront of the struggle. Courageous journalists, bloggers, and influential media figures keep up working in the country and exile, despite severe repression and personal insecurity."

BAJ, Viasna and ABF start collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine in Vilnius 01.12.2022

BAJ, Viasna and ABF start collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine in Vilnius

Everyone can join: bring the things and food from the list or make a donation.


Defendants in BelaPAN case sentenced to 4 to 14 years of prison

On 6 October, the Minsk Regional Court announced the sentences for the four defendants in the case of the BelaPAN independent news agency. Political prisoners will have to spend the next few years behind bars.


KGB puts political prisoner Andrei Pachobut on “terrorist list”

The State Security Committee of Belarus (KGB) has updated the list of organizations and individuals involved in terrorist activities. At present, there are 922 people on the list, including Andrei Pachobut, a journalist and leader of the Union of Poles in Belarus. He was added to the list on 4 October.


Ex-state media journalist Dzmitry Semchanka sentenced to 13 more days of arrest

On 3 October, the Frunzenski District Court of Minsk sentenced a former All-National TV political observer and former head of the “presidential pool” of journalists to another round of administrative arrest.


Top Belarusian and Ukrainian media use the Russian language a lot – can they abandon it?

Even amidst Russia’s invasion, the Russian language is difficult to abandon for Ukrainian media – and more so for Belarusian outlets


Another Belarusian journalist goes on trial as crackdown continues

MINSK -- Another Belarusian journalist has gone on trial on charges that many consider unfounded and politically motivated as a crackdown on independent media, political dissent, and democratic institutions continues in the country that has been run by the authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka since 1994.


Journalist Ksenia Lutskina sentenced to 8 years in prison

Judge Tatsiana Falkouskaya passed the verdict today.


“They hold up well and don’t lose hope.” Latest news from imprisoned journalists

As of today, the Belarusian authorities hold 31 journalists behind bars. BAJ got in touch with relatives, friends, and colleagues of most imprisoned journalists and collected the latest news from them.