Up to 15 years of prison. Five criminal trials against journalists scheduled for June

Six Belarusian media workers have their court hearings scheduled for June. Andrei Aliaksandrau, Dzmitry Navazhylau, Iryna Leushyna, Aksana Kolb, Andrei Kuznechyk, Iryna Slaunikava, and Katsiaryna Andrejeva face from 3 to 15 years in prison. Below is a list of charges and hearings dates.

Journalist Ales Liubianchuk criminally detained, grounds unknown 27.05.2022

Journalist Ales Liubianchuk criminally detained, grounds unknown

On May 26, in the village of Kryvichy (Iuje District), police detained journalist Ales Liubianchuk. 


Belarus: the free press continues despite attacks

The chair of the Belarusian Association of Journalists says reporting is harder than ever because of government crackdowns and war in neighbouring Ukraine.


Weekly Bulletin #1. MEDIA INSIGHTS — War on Ukraine (4-9 May 2022)

The Slovakia-based media-monitoring organization MEMO 98 has launched monitoring of Russian Federation state TV channels First Channel, Russia 1, Russia 24, NTV, online sources,, news agencies Ria Novosti, Interfax, RBC, newspapers Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Argumenty i Fakty and independent international media to evaluate how those news outlets are covering the war in Ukraine and anti-war/peace protests. What does state media propaganda tell Russians about these topics, and how does it compare to the portrayal by independent media outside the country?


Another journalist detained in Belarus — director of the newspaper "Belorusy i Rynok"

On 18 May, KGB officers detained Kanstantsin Zalatykh, director of the Belorusy i Rynok newspaper, Yulia Kakhno, a bookkeeper of the newspaper, and Andrei Aleksandrovich, Belorusy i Rynok editor-in-chief.


Journalist who photographed Russian military vehicles taken into custody

Baranavichy journalist Yury Hantsarevich detained two weeks ago was charged with the facilitation of extremist activity and transferred to a remand prison, according to the sources of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.


Journalist criminally detained in Baranavichy for sending photos to 'extremist media'

A 23-year-old correspondent of Baranavichy-based Intex-Press has been criminally charged for facilitation of extremist activities (Article 361-4 of the Criminal Code), reports the pro-government Telegram channel ‘Obratnaya storona’.

Журналістку Ірыну Слаўнікаву абвінавачваюць у стварэнні экстрэмісцкага фармавання, ёй пагражае да 7 гадоў 29.04.2022

Journalist Iryna Slaunikava accused of founding an extremist formation

Belarusian journalist Iryna Slaunikava has been in custody for six months. The former Belsat reporter and currently a staff member of Polish Television (TVP) is a political prisoner and will soon face trial. She is accused of committing crimes under two articles of the Criminal Code, informs Belsat.