Former National TV journalist sentenced to 4 years in prison
Dzmitry Luksha, a former Belarusian TV journalist and freelance correspondent for Kazakhstan’s Khabar 24 TV channel, was sentenced by Minsk City Court to 4 years in prison. His wife Palina Palavinka will spend 2.5 years behind bars.
Supreme Court rejects appeal of journalist Iryna Slaunikava in closed session
On 6 December, the Supreme Court of Belarus considered the appeal filed by Iryna Slaunikava’s lawyers challenging the decision of the Homel Regional Court. In a closed session, the court denied the re-examination of the case or remission of her sentence (five years of imprisonment).
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.
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.
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“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.
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.
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.
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
Everyone can join: bring the things and food from the list or make a donation.