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01.02.2023

Pavel Mazheika’s remand detention extended for another month

Hrodna journalist and public figure Pavel Mazheika’s detention term ended on 31 January but was extended for another month. It has been six months since he is behind bars.

01.02.2023

Journalist Pavel Padabed detained for 15 days

The cameraman “disappeared” on 20 January after making some payments at the post office. He never appeared for his following appointment.

30.01.2023

Imprisoned Radio Liberty journalist Ihar Losik allowed correspondence with his wife

RFE/RL Belarus reports that Ihar Losik, convicted in December 2021 to 15 years of imprisonment, received official permission to correspond with his wife Daria Losik, who is also in custody since 18 October 2022. Before the sentence was passed on to Daria, they were not allowed to exchange letters.

30.01.2023

Support imprisoned journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau and win original Liverpool FC T-shirt

BYSOL Fund that is created to support the people persecuted by the Belarusian regime will hold a charity raffle dedicated to the 45th birthday of Andrei Aliaksandrau, a convicted journalist. Participants will compete for a t-shirt from the Liverpool football club, of which the political prisoner has been a big fan.

30.01.2023

Health of imprisoned journalist Siarhei Satsuk deteriorates

In his letters, Siarhei Satsuk, editor of the Ezhednevnik newspaper, complains that the administration of the remand prison in Mahiliou, where he stays awaiting the consideration of his appeal, refuses to give him the necessary heart medication. As a result, his heart “is out of whack”.

25.01.2023

Journalist Pavel Padabed not released after 72-hour detention

Some details became known to BAJ regarding the detention of cameraman Pavel Padabed who “disappeared” under mysterious circumstances on 20 January.

20.01.2023

Mass media in Belarus in 2022. Annual review

Electronic bulletin "Media in Belarus" No. 1 (71) 2023. Results of the media year-2022 download monitoring

19.01.2023

Wife Of Jailed RFE/RL Journalist Sentenced to Two Years In Prison In Belarus

MINSK -- A court in the western Belarusian city of Brest has sentenced Darya Losik, the wife of jailed RFE/RL journalist Ihar Losik, to two years in prison on a charge of facilitating extremist activity.

19.01.2023

What’s really behind “bundling of regional editorial offices” announced by Ministry of Information?

This week, the Ministry of Information stated the need for bundling regional newspapers. It is justified by the “difficulty to attract expensive specialists” to the provinces. However, it looks like another stage of degradation of the state print press and an attempt to save funds, most of which are now directed to the TV propaganda apparatus. The Belarusian Association of Journalists investigated the issue.

18.01.2023

First Belarusian journalist convicted “in absentia” to 12 years of prison

Having considered the case of “Black Book of Belarus” in separate proceedings, Minsk City Court passed a sentence on the defendants. Among those tried in absentia was Dzmitry Navosha, a former correspondent of the Pressball newspaper and co-founder of Tribuna.com and Sports.ru portals. He and four other defendants were sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fine of $7,300.