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23.12.2021

Journalist Andrei Kuznechyk still detained, his whereabouts unknown

Radio Svaboda freelancer Andrei Kuznechyk was to be released from a temporary detention center on December 15. His second 10-day arrest ended that day.

17.12.2021

Lecturer detained at work at BSU journalism department

Ksenia Martul, a lecturer at the journalism department of the Belarusian State University, was detained during classes on December 14.

15.12.2021

EBU calls for all journalists imprisoned in Belarus to be released

The EBU calls for all journalists imprisoned in Belarus to be released and for journalists to be able to do their job safely and without threat or hindrance.

11.12.2021

OSCE: situation in Belarus is unprecedented for Europe

On Human Rights Day, December 10, 2021, the Seimas of Lithuania hosted the Lithuanian-Belarusian forum “Human Rights and Journalism” attended by representatives of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and international human rights organizations. The forum participants discussed the human rights situation in Belarus, ways to influence the situation and provide assistance to the media community.

09.12.2021

Ezhednevnik editor Siarhei Satsuk detained and taken into custody

The Belarusian portal Ezhednevnik (ej.by) is blocked. Its editor, investigative journalist Siarhei Satsuk, was searched and interrogated by the Investigative Committee. It has been reported to the Belarusian Association of Journalists that Siarhei Satsuk was taken into custody after interrogation in the old case of accepting a bribe. He will be placed in pre-trial detention center #1 in Minsk.

06.12.2021

Belarusian Journalist's Family Says He's Still Waiting For His Release From Jail

MINSK -- Authorities in Belarus have failed to release a freelance journalist who has worked for RFE/RL’s Belarus Service even though the 10-day jail term he was handed on a controversial hooliganism charge ended on December 6.

02.12.2021

MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER № 3 (65) 2021. Restriction of freedom of media on the web

  MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER No.2 (64) 2021. Special Issue PERSECUTION OF MASS MEDIA AND JOURNALISTS IN 2021. Part І

01.12.2021

Winter in Belarus starts with massive searches

Early in the morning of December 1, law enforcers searched human rights activists and journalists.

01.12.2021

Belarusian Journalist Jailed For 10 Days Amid Ongoing Media Crackdown

A freelance journalist who has worked for RFE/RL's Belarus Service has been sentenced to 10 days in jail on hooliganism charges as authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka continues his crackdown on independent media.

29.11.2021

BAJ wins National Prize of Ukraine for Protection of Freedom of Speech

The Belarusian Association of Journalists has won the Ihor Lubchenko National Prize for the Protection of Freedom of Speech. This decision was made by the Secretariat of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.