Belarusian Journalist Jailed For 10 Days Amid Ongoing Media Crackdown

A freelance journalist who has worked for RFE/RL's Belarus Service has been sentenced to 10 days in jail on hooliganism charges as authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka continues his crackdown on independent media.


BAJ wins National Prize of Ukraine for Protection of Freedom of Speech

The Belarusian Association of Journalists has won the Ihor Lubchenko National Prize for the Protection of Freedom of Speech. This decision was made by the Secretariat of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.


Belarusian Journalist Detained As Media Crackdown Continues

A journalist who has worked for RFE/RL as a freelancer has been detained in Minsk, his wife said, amid an intensifying crackdown on independent media by the regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka.


Belarusian Media Under Threat: What to do and What Support is Needed? Discussion. November 25, registration

Belarusian Media Under Threat: What to do and What Support is Needed?


BelaPAN news agency recognized as extremist group

The decision to assign BelaPAN the status of “extremist formation” was made by the State Security Committee on November 1. The website of the agency or the state media never reported about it.


Authorities invite Polish journalists to Belarus’ side of border to cover migrant crisis

The Belarusian information ministry said on Wednesday that Polish journalists were welcome to come to Belarus’ side of the shared border to cover a worsening migrant crisis.


IPI: Government moves to stamp out remaining independent media

International community must not lose focus on severity of crackdown.


Index Censorship published Andrei Aliaksandrau's letter from prison

The Index on Censorship  published a letter from Andrey Aleksandrov from prison.