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07.06.2022

Four belarusian journalists go on trial as Lukashenka's crackdown continues

MINSK -- Four journalists from the banned BelaPAN news agency have gone on trial in Minsk as the Belarusian government continues to crack down on independent media following mass protests sparked by a disputed presidential election in August 2020 that handed victory to authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

Journalists are not criminals! Five media representatives’ trials about to start in Belarus STATEMENT 01.06.2022

Journalists are not criminals! Five media representatives’ trials about to start in Belarus STATEMENT

The Belarusian Association of Journalists demands an end to the crackdown on its members.

01.06.2022

Orwell would be surprised: why journalists are jailed in Belarus. Online briefing

Journalists are not criminals! Five media representatives’ trials about to start in Belarus STATEMENT

Алега Груздзіловіча перавялі ў калонію. Новы адрас і новыя лісты з-за кратаў 30.05.2022

Jailed belarusian RFE/RL journalist transferred to penal colony

MINSK -- RFE/RL correspondent Aleh Hruzdzilovich, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison by Belarusian authorities for allegedly participating in demonstrations that he says he was covering as a journalist, has been transferred to a penal colony in the country’s east.

27.05.2022

Up to 15 years of prison. Five criminal trials against journalists scheduled for June

Six Belarusian media workers have their court hearings scheduled for June. Andrei Aliaksandrau, Dzmitry Navazhylau, Iryna Leushyna, Aksana Kolb, Andrei Kuznechyk, Iryna Slaunikava, and Katsiaryna Andrejeva face from 3 to 15 years in prison. Below is a list of charges and hearings dates.

Journalist Ales Liubianchuk criminally detained, grounds unknown 27.05.2022

Journalist Ales Liubianchuk criminally detained, grounds unknown

On May 26, in the village of Kryvichy (Iuje District), police detained journalist Ales Liubianchuk. 

26.05.2022

Belarus: the free press continues despite attacks

The chair of the Belarusian Association of Journalists says reporting is harder than ever because of government crackdowns and war in neighbouring Ukraine.

24.05.2022

Weekly Bulletin #1. MEDIA INSIGHTS — War on Ukraine (4-9 May 2022)

The Slovakia-based media-monitoring organization MEMO 98 has launched monitoring of Russian Federation state TV channels First Channel, Russia 1, Russia 24, NTV, online sources Smotrim.ru, gazeta.ru, news agencies Ria Novosti, Interfax, RBC, newspapers Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Argumenty i Fakty and independent international media to evaluate how those news outlets are covering the war in Ukraine and anti-war/peace protests. What does state media propaganda tell Russians about these topics, and how does it compare to the portrayal by independent media outside the country?

18.05.2022

Another journalist detained in Belarus — director of the newspaper "Belorusy i Rynok"

On 18 May, KGB officers detained Kanstantsin Zalatykh, director of the Belorusy i Rynok newspaper, Yulia Kakhno, a bookkeeper of the newspaper, and Andrei Aleksandrovich, Belorusy i Rynok editor-in-chief.