Journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau and his partner campaigner Irina Zlobina have been behind bars since 12 January 2021, when they were detained and imprisoned for claiming their right to freedom of expression. On the anniversary of their detention, on 12 January 2022, ARTICLE 19 and Index on Censorship launched a campaign in solidarity and calling for their immediate and unconditional release.
MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER No.2 (64) 2021. Persecution of journalists. Part I MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER № 3 (65) 2021. Restriction of freedom of media on the wed. Part II
In October-November 2021, the Belarusian Association of Journalists surveyed media representatives: those who remain in Belarus and those who were forced to leave the country. The purpose of the survey was to find out the most burning issues and needs of the Belarusian media sector today.
The case of Alyaksandr Ivulin, a journalist at the sports media outlet Tribuna and a football player of Krumkachy team, is starting to be heard on January 17 in Savetski district court of Minsk, tribuna.com reports. The defendant has been behind bars for about seven months.
He is accused of taking part in an unauthorized rally while being deprived of the journalist accreditation of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.
MINSK -- Aleh Hruzdzilovich, a correspondent of RFE/RL's Belarus Service, has been seized and held by masked men who broke into his home in Minsk, a human rights organization reports in the latest crackdown on independent media in the authoritarian Eastern European state.
MINSK -- A jailed freelance journalist who has worked for RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, is facing unspecified criminal charges, his relatives told RFE/RL on December 23.
elarus's Interior Ministry has added RFE/RL's Belarus Service, known locally as Radio Svaboda, to its registry of extremist organizations, in a continued clampdown on independent media and civil society sparked by an eruption of protests against authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka's claim he won a presidential election last year that the opposition says was rigged.
Radio Svaboda freelancer Andrei Kuznechyk was to be released from a temporary detention center on December 15. His second 10-day arrest ended that day.