Photogphers get 11 days of jail. They covered the protests, while the court ruled they were protesters
TUT.BY's Uladz Hrydzin and Novy Chas' Alexander Vasukovich were detained on September 13. They spent three days at Akrestsina detention center before the end of the trial.
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) welcomes the agreement reached on Thursday at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to send an international expert mission to Belarus.
The EFJ affiliate in Belarus, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), celebrates today its 25th anniversary in a particularly hostile context. The EFJ is proud of Belarusian colleagues in their struggle for media freedom and against repression and censorship. We call on all journalists’ organisations and all journalists to show solidarity with colleagues in Belarus. Use the hashtag #BAJ25RAZAM on social networks.
For 25 years, BAJ has been keeping guard over the rights and interests of our colleagues.
EFJ General Secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez: What are we waiting for to impose sanctions on those responsible?
Eleven journalists detained in Belarus this weekend.
Larysa Shchyrakova, a Homiel-based Belsat journalist, is currently in the police department.
Investigative Committee: BAJ appeal concerning detention of 47 journalists is “abstract”. Case will not be examined
On August 28, after many journalists were detainedin Minsk and Brest, the Belarusian Association of Journalists addressed the Chairman of the Investigative Committee with a statement asking for initiation of a criminal case on the obstruction of the legitimate professional activity of journalists.