Independent Belarusian journalist based in US wanted in Belarus
Law enforcers paid a visit to Aliaksandr Pazniak’s family home to specify his whereabouts. Pazniak used to work as a reporter at a regional media outlet in Brest. The reason for the increased interest was never disclosed.
Convicted journalist Ihar Losik summoned to Baranavichy court
RFE/RL journalist Ihar Losik was detained on 25 June 2020 and is now serving a 15-year sentence. He has recently been summoned to Baranavichy District Court hearing in March for the consideration of the debt recovery case.
Imprisoned journalist Dzianis Ivashyn’s location unknown
Dzianis’ family believes he was transferred back to Hrodna pre-trial detention facility, but they have no information as to why it could happen.
BAJ joined the action in memory of journalists who died in the war in Ukraine
On February 24 in Brussels, representatives of various international organizations were photographed with posters bearing the names of journalists killed in the war in Ukraine.
Journalist Alexander Ivulin is free!
As Tribuna.com reports, Tribuna journalist Alexander Ivulin has been free since February 17. He has already left Belarus.
IFJ suspends Russian union
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today suspended the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) from membership following a vote of the Federation’s global Executive Committee.
Ex-press.by texts declared extremist
Viasna HRC reported that the prosecutor of the Barysau District filed a petition to the court to recognize the information products posted on the ex-press.by website as extremist.
Another verdict for media worker: Yury Hladchuk handed 2.5-year sentence
Yury Hladchuk, a special projects editor at Avtobiznes portal, was sentenced to 2.5 years of imprisonment, a source reported to Novy Chas. At the end of February, Minsk City Court will consider the appeal against the verdict.
Propaganda and desinformation in Belarus
Intex-Press reporter detained after interrogation
An Intex-Press Publishing House staff member was detained for 72 hours.