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07.12.2022

Belorusy i rynok newspaper suspends its publication after 32 years of printing

The publication is missing from the Belarusian post catalog for the first half of 2023. There will be no print or electronic PDF version of the newspaper during this period, the editorial office told @pozirkonline.

07.12.2022

Ex-journalist Larysa Shchyrakova detained in Homel, her son taken to orphanage

RFE/RL Belarus reported that on the evening of December 6, former journalist Larysa Shchyrakova was detained in Homel. Her teenage son was taken to the Social-Pedagogical Center in Homel District.

02.12.2022

“We don’t want Belarus to become an information black hole.” Discussions at Free Journalism Forum

Despite all repressions, the second Free Journalism Forum was held in Vilnius and attended by Belarusian media experts and reporters. Although the news setting is now imbued with pessimistic reports, the present and future of independent media were extensively discussed at the event, which was definitely encouraging.

02.12.2022

Digital Video Producer, CT Digital, Vilnius

We are looking for a Vilnius-based Digital Video Producer for Current Time TV to be responsible for producing compelling multimedia content for the Belarusian audience on digital platforms.  

02.12.2022

Journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich to receive Hope for Freedom Award

At the Free Journalism Forum held on 1 December in the Seimas of Lithuania, the Hope for Freedom Award was presented to journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich, who has recently been released from prison and left Belarus.

01.12.2022

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: “Strong democracy cannot be built without independent media”

The leader of Belarusian democratic forces Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya issued a statement to be presented at the Free Journalism Forum in Vilnius (Lithuania), in which she addressed Belarusian journalists. In the video, she declared her commitment to critical comments and mentioned those behind bars.

BAJ, Viasna and ABF start collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine in Vilnius 01.12.2022

BAJ, Viasna and ABF start collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine in Vilnius

Everyone can join: bring the things and food from the list or make a donation.

30.11.2022

Ten years of imprisonment: Supreme Court dismisses Aliaksandr Fiaduta’s appeal

On 29 November, the Supreme Court of Belarus considered the appeal of political scientist Aliaksandr  Fiaduta challenging his sentence for “attempted coup d’etat.” As the human rights activists predicted, the appeal was denied, and the verdict was upheld – 10 years of imprisonment.

30.11.2022

Dzianis Ivashyn preventively registered as extremism-prone

Human rights activists found out that last spring Hrodna prison administration preventively registered journalist Dzianis Ivashyn as “prone to extremism and other destructive actions.” It is known that almost all political prisoners have such a status, which once again proves the political motivation behind the criminal prosecution of Ivashyn.