According to the team, a judge of the Centraĺny District Court in Minsk found Mr. Masloŭski guilty of distributing extremist material, an offense penalized by the Civil Offenses Code’s Article 19.11. Mr. Masloŭski was arrested on September 6.
Press Club Belarus founder Julija Sluckaja has been announced the winner of the 2021 World Press Freedom Hero award. Awarded by the International Press Institute (IPI), the World Press Freedom Hero award honors journalists who have made significant contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly in the face of great personal risk.
Police raided the Minsk home of former TV and radio presenter Kaciaryna Pytlieva, tearing the apartment apart in what looked like an act of retaliation.
Minsk, 7 September. Access to the Media-Polesye online news publication has been blocked by decision of the Brest Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Tuesday.
Minsk, 7 September. BelaPAN Director General Iryna Lieŭšyna and Dzmitryj Navažylaŭ, the news agency’s former director general, have been formally charged with tax evasion under Part Two of the Criminal Code’s Article 243, a source with knowledge of the matter told BelaPAN.
Minsk, 7 September. Andrej Masloŭski, a journalist who worked for the now-blacklisted sports news website by.tribuna.com for more than a decade, was arrested on September 6.
Minsk, 7 September. A criminal case has been opened against another journalist as the authorities’ crackdown on independent media outlets shows no signs of abating.
The Investigative Committee of Belarus has turned down a request for the release of Andrej Skurko, a prominent journalist and the head of the online publication Naša Niva’s advertising and marketing department, according to the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
Maksim Bierazinski, who heads the popular sports news website tribuna.com and is currently staying abroad, had his Minsk apartment searched on September, 1.
According to the lawyer of journalist and media manager Andrei Aliaksandrau, he is suspected of tax evasion that resulted in major damage.