Hazeta Slonimskaya Faces Trial for Insulting the President

According to article 23.33 of the Administrative Code,the non-state newspaper can be fined for up to 500 basic amounts (90 million rubles, more than 5,000 eur).


Journalist Fined in Hlybokaye

Tatsiana Smotkina was fined for 4.5 million rubles under art. 22.9 (illegal production and distribution of mass media products).


Mass Media Week in Belarus Info-posting July 20 – 26, 2015

The sum of fines imposed on journalists under art. 22.9 of the Administrative Code already reached 137 million rubles, which is over 8000 euro.


BAJ Protest against the Practice of Fining Journalists for Work

Belarusian Association of Journalists strongly protests against the increasing administrative prosecution of freelance journalists whose materials are published in foreign mass media.


Will the Case of Zavadski Be Buried in Archives? (+ Statement)

BAJ Statement: 15 Years since Abduction of Dzmitry Zavadski


Journalist Repeatedly Fined in Brest

On July 2, the judge of the Lenin court in Brest fined Ales Liauchuk, non-staff journalist of BelaPAN, with the maximum penalty (50 basic amounts) according to administrative art. 22.9.


Information Ministry Blocks 26 Websites in 2015

The figure was mentioned by Information Minister Liliya Ananich at the press conference on June 30.


EFJ Statement on the Alarming Situation with Freelance Journalism in Belarus

At the EFJ Annual Meeting in Budva, Montenegro, June 1 - 2, EFJ made a statement on the situation of freelancers in Belarus.