The decision to assign BelaPAN the status of “extremist formation” was made by the State Security Committee on November 1. The website of the agency or the state media never reported about it.
The Belarusian information ministry said on Wednesday that Polish journalists were welcome to come to Belarus’ side of the shared border to cover a worsening migrant crisis.
International community must not lose focus on severity of crackdown.
The Index on Censorship published a letter from Andrey Aleksandrov from prison.
5 November. Aliaksandr Ivulin, a journalist with the now-blacklisted sports news website by.tribuna.com and soccer player who is viewed as a political prisoner by Belarusian human rights groups, has had his pretrial detention extended by another month, the unregistered Viasna Human Rights Center said on Friday.
Ten women have been on hunger strike in the double cell 15 in the temporary detention center in Akrestsin Street since the evening of November 3. There were plenty of reasons for this: it's been more than a year since the detainees were deprived of care packages, they are not taken to the shower or for a walk, the cells were overcrowded, medicines and the necessary medical treatment for COVID-19 were not provided.
The Ministry of Information of Belarus has decided to block the access of Belarusian users to the website of our organization — the main independent journalistic association of the country. In August this year, the Supreme Court canceled our registration status.
According to the decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, groups of citizens united with the help of Belsat online media were recognized as extremist groups and banned from operating in the Republic of Belarus.
The winners of the Free Media Awards were awarded in Hamburg, all this year's winners being Belarusians. The winners were announced back in August. These are Katsiaryna Barysevich, Katsiaryna Andreyeva, Daria Chultsova, Natallia Lubneuskaya, the TUT.BY media outlet, and the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
The situation in Belarusian mass media field has critically aggravated since the time of Presidential election a year ago.