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13.03.2022

Belarus authorities sentence journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich to prison; label more media ‘extremist’

Belarus authorities should reverse their recent designations of German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), local independent news site Regiyanalnaya Gazeta, and three videos by Russian blogger Yuriy Dud as “extremist”; release journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich, a former correspondent with U.S. Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Belarusian service known locally as Radio Svaboda; and allow all journalists and news outlets to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.

10.03.2022

Statement On Non-Discrimination and Closing the EU Space for Belarusian Citizens by EaP CSF BNP

We, Belarusian activists and civil society organizations, united within the Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, condemn the military invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Ukrainians heroically resist aggression and do everything possible to protect their citizens and the country.

03.03.2022

Journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich sentenced to 1.5 years in prison

Aleh Hruzdzilovich was first arrested on 16 July 2021, during the raid search of the RFE/RL Minsk office. He was detained for ten days back then. On 23 December 2021, he was detained again under a criminal case.

03.03.2022

Ekho Moskvy, One Of Russia's Last Independent Broadcasters, Closes Amid Government Crackdown

Ekho Moskvy, an independent Russian media outlet critical of the Kremlin, has decided to close amid moves by the government to restrict its outreach.

02.03.2022

Trial of Nasha Niva editors

The trial of our colleagues Yahor Martsinovich and Andrei Skurko has started in the Zavodski District Court of Minsk.

26.02.2022

We stand in solidarity — joint statement in support of Ukraine

Human rights, media freedom and journalists’ organisations issued a statement in condemnation of invasion and attacks on the press in Ukraine and Russia.

24.02.2022

EFJ condemns the attack of Russia on Ukraine

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joined today the European Federation and the World Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU and PSI) in condemning Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine. We support the call of Ukrainian trade unions, including the EFJ Ukrainian affiliates NUJU and IMTUU, to ask Russia to immediately stop the attack and to bring the Russian army back to Russia.

22.02.2022

BSU Journalism Department lecturer Hanna Kureichyk arrested for 15 days

The Minsk Tsentralny District Court heard the case of Hanna Kureichyk, associate professor at the TV and Radio Broadcasting Chair of the Belarusian State University Journalism Department.