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31.10.2021

Journalist Dzyanis Ivashyn charged with treason. He faces up to 15 years in prison

This follows from the response of the KGB Office for Grodno Region received by the journalist's wife Volha Ivashyna.

31.10.2021

Journalist Iryna Slaunikava arrested for "distribution of extremist materials" for 15 days

Journalist Iryna Slaunikava and her husband Aliaksandr Loika were arrested for "distribution of extremist materials" for 15 days each. This verdict was pronounced by the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk.

30.10.2021

CEO describes blocking of Deutsche Welle’s website in Belarus as “act of desperation”

Peter Limbourg, director-general of Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), has condemned the blocking of the DW website and a number of other media outlets in Belarus, saying that it is an “act of desperation” on the part of the Belarusian authorities.

29.10.2021

Belarusian authorities block access to three news websites

Three more news websites were made inaccessible to users in Belarus on October 28 by order of the country’s information ministry. The sites are those of Belarus’ newspaper Novy Čas, as well as of Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle and of Current Time TV, a Russian-language television channel launched by U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty with participation of Voice of America.

26.10.2021

Local news site ЕХ-PRЕSS.ВY designated extremist

The content of the local news site ЕХ-PRЕSS.ВY has been designated extremist at the request of the Barysaŭ District Prosecutor’s Office, the Prosecutor General’s Office said on Monday. ЕХ-PRЕSS.ВY covers news in Barysaŭ and Žodzina, two cities in the Minsk region. According to the ЕХ-PRЕSS.ВY editorial team, some 100,000 people visit the website every day. In addition, the “extremist” label has been slapped on the content of a Telegram chat that unites residents of the city of Šarkaŭščyna in the Viciebsk region. The decision has been made at the request of the Šarkaŭščyna District Prosecutor’s Office.

22.10.2021

Authorities block access to news website Telegraf.by

 The news website Telegraf.by has been inaccessible to Belarusian users after being blocked by the country’s authorities.

22.10.2021

Prominent journalist rearrested following his release after three days in jail

Minsk, 21 October. A prominent journalist was rearrested immediately after being released in a courtroom in the Mahilioŭ region on Wednesday, according to the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ).

21.10.2021

Novy Chas editors searched and interrogated

Novy Chas newspaper employees stopped responding to messages on the morning of October 20. It later became known that journalists' homes and the editorial office were being searched. After the searches, Siarhei Pulsha and Aksana Kolb were interrogated and released.

19.10.2021

Detention of BelaPAN director general extended by two more months

 The detention of BelaPAN Director General Iryna Lieŭšyna has been extended by two more months, according to her daughter, Hanna.Dzmitryj Navažylaŭ, BelaPAN’s former director general, is likely to have had his detention extended, too.

19.10.2021

No release for journalist Andrej Skurko after three months in detention

Andrej Skurko, a prominent journalist and the head of the online publication Naša Niva’s advertising and marketing department, was not released on October 17 after a three-month detention.