Information ministry reproaches state newspaper over controversial cartoon that angered Catholic Church

The information ministry has reproached a state newspaper for publishing a controversial cartoon likening Catholic priests to Nazis earlier this month.


Editor in chief of Russian newspaper criticizes blocking of website of its Belarus version

 The editor in chief of Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda has criticized the Belarusian authorities’ move to block the website of the popular newspaper’s Belarus edition over an interview with a former classmate of a Minsk man who was killed during Tuesday’s raid by Committee for State Security (KGB) officers on his apartment.


Information ministry accuses newspaper of producing content threatening national security

The website of the Belarus version of Russia’s newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda has been blocked over content that may create “sources of threats to national security” by artificially stirring up tension and conflict between the public and the government, the information ministry said on Wednesday.


TV presenter Pytleva charged with calling to actions that harm national security

Ekaterina Pytleva, program director of Malanka Media, is charged with Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code - "Creation of an extremist formation."

23.09.2021 media website blocked by authorities

On 22 September, editors received a decision from the Prosecutor’s Office of Hrodna Region. They were informed that website is blocked and “access to its social media pages is restricted by including the identifier of this Internet resource in the list of restricted access”.


Salihorsk-based publication Lider-Press forced to quit media field after 28 years of activity

Salihorsk public edition Lider-Press has to “finally leave the media field” on October 1 after 28 years of work. Last year the edition covered the presidential election and mass protest actions. In March 2021, the Lider-Press editorial board stopped issuing the print version of the newspaper. In June this year, searches were conducted in apartments of the media founders.


“We are waiting for this nightmare to end.” Human rights activist Sudalenka spends his birthday behind bars

The well-known human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka has been kept in custody for 248 days. He marks his 55th anniversary in the court hearing. The authorities treated his legal and financial assistance to people as “organization and financing of public disorder acts”.


"The torture is ongoing." Journalist Katsiaryna Karpitskaya speaks about arrest conditions

Nasha Niva journalist Katsiaryna Karpitskaya spent a month under arrest in a temporary detention center. During the time, she managed to catch several illnesses and witness the ongoing torture used against political detainees.


16 September marks BAJ's 26th anniversary

In autumn 1995, 38 Belarusian professionals founded the organization that has protected and promoted the interests of journalists in Belarus for the next quarter of a century.


Media manager Andrei Aliaksandrau to stay in custody for two more months

Media manager and journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau's arrest was prolonged for two months - until November 12.