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.
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.
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.
Ekaterina Pytleva, program director of Malanka Media, is charged with Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code - "Creation of an extremist formation."
On 22 September, Hrodna.life editors received a decision from the Prosecutor’s Office of Hrodna Region. They were informed that Hrodna.life 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 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”.
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.
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 and journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau's arrest was prolonged for two months - until November 12.