On October 11, at least 40 journalists were detained in Belarus. The police detained journalists even before the protesters gathered in the streets.
Silnye Novosti journalist Nadzeya Puzhynskaya to serve 14 days of jail. Her trial was not announced to public
In Homel, journalist of the local portal Silnye Novosti (Strong News) was tried. However, neither her family, not colleagues who had been keeping vigil in the court building for two days, were able to come to her trial. Nadzeya Puzhynskaya was sentenced to 14 days of jail.
On October 4, 16 journalists were detained in Belarus. Most of them were released after verification of their documents at police stations. However, 5 reporters were left in temporary detention centers until trials on administrative charges. Presumably, Nadzeya Puzhynskaya (Homel), Maryna Mauchanava, Alesia Latsinskaya, Dzianis Nosau, and Yury Kamisarau (all from Babruisk) will be tried for alleged participation in unsanctioned street protests.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has developed a new Regulation on the procedure for accreditation of foreign media in Belarus.
The wife of political prisoner Ihar Losik told the media about the conditions of her husband's incarceration in Zhodzina jail. Daria Losik is sure that the jail administration is deliberately creating unbearable conditions for Ihar in the hope to break him and make him incriminate himself and other people. RFE/RL published a video with Daria's story in its Telegram channel.
On September 29, Belarusian Information Minister Ihar Lutski ordered to suspend TUT.BY’s status of an online media outlet for the period of three months starting October, 1.
September 29, Homel freelance journalist and local history expert, BAJ member Yauhen Merkis was supposed to be released after serving a 15-day arrest on charges of participating in a protest march. However, he did not walk out of the detention center today. Yauhen managed to inform us from behind bars that the police leaves him there for another 12 days — to serve another 12 days from the jail term in August, when he was also arrested for 15 days for alleged participation in an unauthorized mass event.