MINSK -- Authorities in Belarus have failed to release a freelance journalist who has worked for RFE/RL’s Belarus Service even though the 10-day jail term he was handed on a controversial hooliganism charge ended on December 6.
MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER No.2 (64) 2021. Special Issue PERSECUTION OF MASS MEDIA AND JOURNALISTS IN 2021. Part І
Early in the morning of December 1, law enforcers searched human rights activists and journalists.
A freelance journalist who has worked for RFE/RL's Belarus Service has been sentenced to 10 days in jail on hooliganism charges as authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka continues his crackdown on independent media.
The Belarusian Association of Journalists has won the Ihor Lubchenko National Prize for the Protection of Freedom of Speech. This decision was made by the Secretariat of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.
A journalist who has worked for RFE/RL as a freelancer has been detained in Minsk, his wife said, amid an intensifying crackdown on independent media by the regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Belarusian Media Under Threat: What to do and What Support is Needed? Discussion. November 25, registration
Belarusian Media Under Threat: What to do and What Support is Needed?
BelaPAN editor-in-chief Iryna Leushyna and ex-director Dzmitry Navazhylau charged with “creating an extremist formation”
BelaPAN was recognized as an “extremist formation” by the authorities on November 1.
FIGURES OF THE YEAR. Repression of media and journalists in Belarus in 2020 Repressions against journalists in Belarus, 2020 (chart) In 2020, 480 detentions of journalists were recorded; In 2020, there were 97 cases of journalists serving administrative arrests; In 2020, journalists spent more than 1,200 days behind bars; In 2020, after election day on August 9, at least 62 cases of physical violence against journalists were recorded. The list includes incidents which the Belarusian Association of Journalists regards as violations of journalists' rights, committed by representatives of the authorities.