Salihorsk-based publication Lider-Press forced to quit media field after 28 years of activity

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”.


"The torture is ongoing." Journalist Katsiaryna Karpitskaya speaks about arrest conditions

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.


16 September marks BAJ's 26th anniversary

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 Andrei Aliaksandrau to stay in custody for two more months

Media manager and journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau's arrest was prolonged for two months - until November 12.


Convicted journalists Andreyeva and Chultsova get 2.5-month sentence reduction

Ihar Ilyash, the husband of Katsiaryna Andreyeva, told "Radio Svaboda" that the sentence of political prisoners Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Daria Chultsova was commuted based on the new law amendments.


Sports journalist sentenced to 15 days in jail over “extremist” content

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 wins World Press Freedom Hero award

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 trash apartment of former TV presenter

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.


Access to popular local news site blocked over “extremist” content

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.