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08.09.2021

BelaPAN current and former directors charged with tax evasion

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.

08.09.2021

Another journalist linked to sports news site arrested over protests

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.

07.09.2021

Crackdown on independent journalists continues in Belarus

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.

03.09.2021

Authorities reject request for release of prominent journalist Andrej Skurko

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.

03.09.2021

Authorities raid homes of sports 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.

02.09.2021

Media manager Andrei Aliaksandrau suspected of tax evasion

According to the lawyer of journalist and media manager Andrei Aliaksandrau, he is suspected of tax evasion that resulted in major damage.

30.08.2021

IFJ President Younes MJahed: We strongly condemn liquidation BAJ

The Belarus Supreme Court dissolved on 27 August the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), the only independent representative organisation of journalists and media workers in Belarus and one of the country’s most prominent champions of freedom of expression. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) strongly condemn this parody of justice.

28.08.2021

European Federation of Journalists and International Federation of Journalists strongly condemn liquidation BAJ

The Belarus Supreme Court dissolved today the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), the only independent representative organisation of journalists and media workers in Belarus and one of the country’s most prominent champions of freedom of expression. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemn this parody of justice.

27.08.2021

IFEX stands with Belarusian Association of Journalists

IFEX stands with Belarusian Association of Journalists following court-ordered dissolution, calls on global community to support Belarusian rights defenders.

Белорусские власти ликвидируют Белорусскую ассоциацию журналистов (хроника, документы) 27.08.2021

Supreme Court liquidated Belarusian Association of Journalists

On August 27, according to the decision of the Supreme Court, BAJ representative "misunderstood the law", and all their arguments as to no legal grounds to sustain the liquidation claim should be considered unimportant. Judge of the Supreme Court Inesa Lazavikova.