BAJ awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2022 27.04.2022

BAJ awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2022

The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) has been named as the laureate of the 2022 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, following the recommendation of the International Jury of media professionals. The Award Ceremony will take place on 2 May in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day Global Conference, and be streamed online.


Photographers to children.Charity sale of works by Ukrainian photographers. PHOTO

Bird in Flight magazine launches a charity sale of 74 works of Ukrainian photographers. Organized in partnership with the Peace for Art foundation, the sale is supported by the Ensemble Ukraine association. Raised funds will be transferred to the “Posmishka UA” organization in Zaporizhzhia, which supports orphans and families with children affected by the war. Currently, Zaporizhzhia hosts a lot of refugees from Mariupol — the city, which faces one of the gravest situations in Ukraine. Refugees had to flee Mariupol under constant shelling, with no food, water, and electricity.


Aksana Kolb, editor-in-chief Novy Chas newspaper, was charged and transferred to prizon

April 22, Aksana Kolb's relatives reported that she was charged under Part 1 of Article. 342 of the Criminal Code - "Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them." Aksana Kolb was transferred to a detention center in Minsk.


A woman, her newspaper and an entire sector under attack in Belarus

In Belarus, Lukashenka’s regime continues persecuting independent media and silencing critical voices while at the same time attempting to renew the dialogue with the EU. On 20 April the editor-in-chief of Belarusian leading outlet was brutally detained by special forces. 26 journalists and media professionals remain behind bars.


Aksana Kolb, editor of Novy Chas newspaper, detained for 10 days

Today law enforcers came to Aksana Kolb’s house and took her away for interrogation. Around 3 p.m. she called her relatives and informed them that she had been detained for 10 days. The case and her status remain unknown.


"Together we counteract propaganda and demand the release of political prisoners." BAJ meets with European Federation of Journalists' President

On April 12 in Vilnius, the European Federation of Journalists delegation met with the leaders of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, the Lithuanian and Estonian Unions of Journalists, and Ukrainian journalists. The main purpose of the EFJ representatives' visit is to coordinate efforts to protect journalists and the media in our region in the face of Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the intensification of repressions in Belarus.


BAJ joined the Perugia Declaration in support of Ukraine

Perugia Declaration for Ukraine – 9 April 2022 The International Journalism Festival and members and partners of the Global Forum for Media Development call for increased support of independent media and journalists in Ukraine. #PerugiaDeclaration4Ukraine

Belsat journalist Katsiaryna Andreyeva charged with treason 08.04.2022

Belsat journalist Katsiaryna Andreyeva charged with treason

Belsat journalist Katsiaryna Andreyeva has been charged with treason (part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code), her husband, journalist Ihar Ilyash, said.

Must stop the genocide together (The Appeal of the NUJU to foreign journalists) 05.04.2022

Must stop the genocide together (The Appeal of the NUJU to foreign journalists)

Dear journalists and media workers of world media, We, the National Journalists Union of Ukraine, would like to thank you for the support of Ukraine, which we feel in times of Russian invasion into our country.