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"A parody of justice". Foreign human rights defenders commented on the harsh sentence of the Belarusian journalist
In response to a Belarusian court sentencing journalist Pavel Padabed to four years in prison on Friday, June 30, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement.
The journalist and cameraman Pavel Padabed was sentenced to 4 years in prison, as requested by the prosecution. The sentence was pronounced today by the Minsk City Court, reports BAJ.
“We will continue until the repression stops. International Press Institute Launches Twitter Project on Belarus
The International Press Institute (IPI) has launched a weekly review of violations of the rights of Belarusian journalists and media on Twitter. It has already provoked a predictable reaction: foreign readers are impressed by the repression in Belarus.
“Turkmenization is underway in Belarus.” Experts comment on situation with independent journalism in Belarus based on new BAJ and JFJ report
Since the suppression of the 2020 protests, the number of attacks on journalists and the media has declined, but the nature of the attacks has become more violent. In 2021 and 2022, the total number of reported cases was 1,432, compared with 1,558 in 2020, according to a report presented in London by BAJ and the Justice for Journalists Foundation. Download the report in English
Tatsiana Pytsko extends the list of media representatives behind bars in Belarus. Now it counts 34 journalists
The Belarusian Association of Journalists has learned that Tatsiana Pytsko, the detained wife of Viachaslau Lazarau, a cameraman from Vitsebsk, is accused of alleged cooperation with the Belsat TV channel.
The Reform.by editorial team was awarded the 2023 Free Media Prize for “covering the developments in Belarus under particularly difficult conditions”.
Tatsiana Pytsko and Viachaslau Lazarau are now in Vitsebsk pre-trial detention center, and their one-year-old daughter will soon be transferred from the regional children's hospital to an orphanage.
The national list of “extremist materials” was updated by an article published by BAJ in March 2023. It is a story of how the state media management handles “disloyal” employees.
“We stand in full solidarity with our brave colleagues!” The IFJ keeps torch of solidarity with journalist prisoners burning
In front of the building of the European Commission in Brussels, members of the International Federation of Journalists and its European regional organization organized an action in support of Belarusian imprisoned journalists. The action was held as part of the Marathon of Solidarity launched by BAJ on World Press Freedom Day.