Nasha Niva declared “extremist formation” 27.01.2022

Nasha Niva declared “extremist formation”

The Nasha Niva newspaper has been published since 1906 (modern version – since 1991), now it is an online media outlet with popular social media pages. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus informed that Nasha Niva was recognized as an extremist formation: “The group of citizens from the Sarodzichy private association (the owner of Nasha Niva) united through online resources, including social media and messengers was recognized an extremist formation.”

Writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski detained upon arrival in Belarus 20.01.2022

Writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski detained upon arrival in Belarus

On January 19, Belarusian writer and journalist Sevyaryn Kvyatkouski was detained.


CPJ: The Ivulin case shows that the authorities will use any pretext to punish members of the press

In response to the sentencing of Belarusian journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin to two years imprisonment on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation:

Journalist  Alyaksandr Ivulin sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment 19.01.2022

Sports journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin sentenced to 2 years in prison

On January 19, the Savetski District Court of Minsk ruled in a criminal case against well-known journalist and Krumkachy football player Aliaksandr Ivulin.


Police raid journos’ places, editorial office in Mahiliou region

  The place of Byalynichy-based journalist Barys Vyrvich was searched on Friday morning, the human rights centre Viasna


Index Censorship, ARTICLE 19: Access the toolkit to join the Andrei and Irina campaign

Journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau and his partner campaigner Irina Zlobina have been behind bars since 12 January 2021, when they were detained and imprisoned for claiming their right to freedom of expression. On the anniversary of their detention, on 12 January 2022, ARTICLE 19 and Index on Censorship launched a campaign in solidarity and calling for their immediate and unconditional release.

MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER № 4 (66) 2021. Restriction on the print media activities 11.01.2022

MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER № 4 (66) 2021. Restriction on the print media activities

MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER No.2 (64) 2021. Persecution of journalists. Part I MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER № 3 (65) 2021. Restriction of freedom of media on the wed. Part II


BAJ shared results of comprehensive journalists’ survey

In October-November 2021, the Belarusian Association of Journalists surveyed media representatives: those who remain in Belarus and those who were forced to leave the country. The purpose of the survey was to find out the most burning issues and needs of the Belarusian media sector today.


Sports journo Alyaksandr Ivulin to stand trial in mid January

The case of Alyaksandr Ivulin, a journalist at the sports media outlet Tribuna and a football player of Krumkachy team, is starting to be heard on January 17 in Savetski district court of Minsk, reports. The defendant has been behind bars for about seven months.


Repressions against journalists in Belarus, 2021 (chart)

FIGURES OF THE YEAR. Repression of media and journalists in Belarus in 2021 In 2021, 113 detentions of journalists were recorded; In 2021, there were 29 cases of journalists serving administrative arrests; In 2021, journalists spent more than 8,733 days behind bars;