Andrej Skurko, a prominent journalist and the head of the online publication Naša Niva’s advertising and marketing department, was not released on October 17 after a three-month detention.
The trial of journalist Siarhei Niarouny detained over the weekend and accused of distributing extremist materials has started in Krychau.
A judge of the Partyzanski District Court in Minsk on Wednesday turned down an appeal against the detention of Hienadź Mažejka, a reporter for the Belarus version of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makiej and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, discussed the functioning of Belarusian media outlets in Russia and Russian media outlets in Belarus during their meeting in Minsk on Thursday.
Webinars: “Trust in media: Photojournalism in the digital age” where will discuss the role of photojournalists, the challenges many of them are facing and how to mitigate risks to health and safety.
The annual meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, on 8-9 October, unanimously adopted a resolution on the dissolution of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), an EFJ affiliate.
Henadz Mazheyka, a journalist of Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus, has been charged with two articles of the Criminal Code: inciting social hatred or discord and insulting a government official. Henadz is in the Zhodzina pre-trial detention center quarantined for coronavirus, he cannot be visited by lawyers and relatives, care packages are not allowed.
Minsk, 7 October. The Belarusian information ministry announced on Thursday that it would consider a request for restoring access to www.kp.by, the website of the Belarus version of Russia’s newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
The Investigative Committee of Belarus has opened a fresh criminal case against journalists and executives with ТУТ.бай, once the country’s largest independent news outlet that was crushed by the authorities earlier this year.