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10.01.2022

BAJ shared results of comprehensive journalists’ survey

In October-November 2021, the Belarusian Association of Journalists surveyed media representatives: those who remain in Belarus and those who were forced to leave the country. The purpose of the survey was to find out the most burning issues and needs of the Belarusian media sector today.

06.01.2022

Sports journo Alyaksandr Ivulin to stand trial in mid January

The case of Alyaksandr Ivulin, a journalist at the sports media outlet Tribuna and a football player of Krumkachy team, is starting to be heard on January 17 in Savetski district court of Minsk, tribuna.com reports. The defendant has been behind bars for about seven months.

01.01.2022

Repressions against journalists in Belarus, 2021 (chart)

FIGURES OF THE YEAR. Repression of media and journalists in Belarus in 2021 In 2021, 113 detentions of journalists were recorded; In 2021, there were 29 cases of journalists serving administrative arrests; In 2021, journalists spent more than 8,733 days behind bars;

29.12.2021

Radio Svaboda journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich criminally charged

He is accused of taking part in an unauthorized rally while being deprived of the journalist accreditation of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

23.12.2021

RFE/RL Correspondent Seized By Masked Men In Minsk

MINSK -- Aleh Hruzdzilovich, a correspondent of RFE/RL's Belarus Service, has been seized and held by masked men who broke into his home in Minsk, a human rights organization reports in the latest crackdown on independent media in the authoritarian Eastern European state.

23.12.2021

Jailed Belarusian Journalist Kuznechyk Faces Criminal Charges

MINSK -- A jailed freelance journalist who has worked for RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, is facing unspecified criminal charges, his relatives told RFE/RL on December 23.

23.12.2021

Minsk Labels RFE/RL's Belarus Service As 'Extremist'

elarus's Interior Ministry has added RFE/RL's Belarus Service, known locally as Radio Svaboda, to its registry of extremist organizations, in a continued clampdown on independent media and civil society sparked by an eruption of protests against authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka's claim he won a presidential election last year that the opposition says was rigged.

23.12.2021

Journalist Andrei Kuznechyk still detained, his whereabouts unknown

Radio Svaboda freelancer Andrei Kuznechyk was to be released from a temporary detention center on December 15. His second 10-day arrest ended that day.

17.12.2021

Lecturer detained at work at BSU journalism department

Ksenia Martul, a lecturer at the journalism department of the Belarusian State University, was detained during classes on December 14.