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Ways to support independent media on February 9. And every day 31.12.2022

Ways to support independent media on February 9. And every day

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya made a global call to support independent media and journalists on the International Day of Solidarity with Belarus (February 9). February 9 will mark 1.5 years of peaceful protest against violence, lawlessness, and state terror in Belarus. "While the resistance of millions of Belarusians continues underground in various creative forms, independent media are at the forefront of the struggle. Courageous journalists, bloggers, and influential media figures keep up working in the country and exile, despite severe repression and personal insecurity."

Media workers behind bars. Current post addresses 31.12.2022

Media workers behind bars. Current post addresses

Наши коллеги и друзья привлечены к уголовной ответственности и находятся под стражей. Поддержите их письмами! Ниже вы найдете адреса коллег, местонахождение которых известно.

08.12.2022

Former National TV journalist sentenced to 4 years in prison

Dzmitry Luksha, a former Belarusian TV journalist and freelance correspondent for Kazakhstan’s Khabar 24 TV channel, was sentenced by Minsk City Court to 4 years in prison. His wife Palina Palavinka will spend 2.5 years behind bars.

07.12.2022

Supreme Court rejects appeal of journalist Iryna Slaunikava in closed session

On 6 December, the Supreme Court of Belarus considered the appeal filed by Iryna Slaunikava’s lawyers challenging the decision of the Homel Regional Court. In a closed session, the court denied the re-examination of the case or remission of her sentence (five years of imprisonment).

07.12.2022

Belorusy i rynok newspaper suspends its publication after 32 years of printing

The publication is missing from the Belarusian post catalog for the first half of 2023. There will be no print or electronic PDF version of the newspaper during this period, the editorial office told @pozirkonline.

07.12.2022

Ex-journalist Larysa Shchyrakova detained in Homel, her son taken to orphanage

RFE/RL Belarus reported that on the evening of December 6, former journalist Larysa Shchyrakova was detained in Homel. Her teenage son was taken to the Social-Pedagogical Center in Homel District.

02.12.2022

“We don’t want Belarus to become an information black hole.” Discussions at Free Journalism Forum

Despite all repressions, the second Free Journalism Forum was held in Vilnius and attended by Belarusian media experts and reporters. Although the news setting is now imbued with pessimistic reports, the present and future of independent media were extensively discussed at the event, which was definitely encouraging.

02.12.2022

Digital Video Producer, CT Digital, Vilnius

We are looking for a Vilnius-based Digital Video Producer for Current Time TV to be responsible for producing compelling multimedia content for the Belarusian audience on digital platforms.  

02.12.2022

Journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich to receive Hope for Freedom Award

At the Free Journalism Forum held on 1 December in the Seimas of Lithuania, the Hope for Freedom Award was presented to journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich, who has recently been released from prison and left Belarus.