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Trial Of Belsat Journalists Who Reported Live From Changes Square Under Way 09.02.2021

Trial Of Belsat Journalists Who Reported Live From Changes Square Under Way

Today is the day of the trial of Belsat journalists Katerina Andreeva and Darya Chultsova. Last November they were reporting live from the memorial of Roman Bondarenko — a young man beaten to death by unknown people. That day protesters and mourners gathered in Changes Square in Minsk, soon they were brutally dispersed by riot police, journalists of various media agencies were detained. Later they were accused of “inducing mass disorder.”

08.02.2021

Media Freedom Coalition statement concerning media freedom in Belarus

The Media Freedom Coalition expresses its deep concern about continued attacks on media freedom and the targeting of independent journalists in Belarus. Media freedom is an important part of democratic societies and essential to the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

05.02.2021

Belarus: Prosecution of journalists for “organising violations of public order” infringes international human rights standards

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned about the criminal charges pursued in Belarus against Belsat TV journalists Ekaterina Bakhvalova and Daria Chultsova. Both journalists were covering the peaceful protests taking place on 15 November 2020 that demanded a change of the ruling government and of the president, and accountability for the tortures and killings of protesters like Roman Bondarenka. Journalists are now facing criminal charges for organising actions that grossly violate public order, and active participation in them. ARTICLE 19 argues that journalists are simply prosecuted for carrying out their role – gathering and sharing important information about protests and ensuring accountability of public bodies for their actions. We call on the Belarusian courts to immediately and unconditionally drop these charges and refrain from bringing similar charges in the future.

«Открыла дверь, услышала, что кто-то бежит». Судили журналиста Надю Калинину, задержанную на съезде делегатов ВНС + ВИДЕО 02.02.2021

Journalist Nadzeya Kalinina released but her trial not over

The Minsk Leninski Borough Court has postponed the hearing in the case of journalist Nadzeya Kalinina of TUT.by. The woman was released, as three days had passed since her detention, BAJ reports.

Belsat journalists Andreyeva and Chultsova to face trial on 9 February 01.02.2021

Belsat journalists Andreyeva and Chultsova to face trial on 9 February

The case will be heard by Frunzenski District Court of Minsk.

TUT.BY Journalist Nadezha Kalinina Detained, Reason Remains Unclear 31.01.2021

TUT.BY Journalist Nadezha Kalinina Detained, Reason Remains Unclear

On Friday, 29 January, TUT.BY journalist Nadezhda Kalinina was detained. The reason for her detention remains unclear. She was reportedly taken to a notorious detention centre on Okrestin Street in Minsk. In the afternoon, Nadezhda Kalinina stopped answering her hone. She tried to visit the Belarusian People’s Congress which started at 4 pm in the Kamvol recreation centre. It was later revealed that the journalist is in the Leninsky district police department.

29.01.2021

Police and OMON are after Hrodna media

Police are searching the office of Hrodna.life and to the home of NewGrodno.by editor Ihar Remzik (Bublikau).

29.01.2021

Will be a number of trials against journalists

A number of trials against journalists will be carried out under article 22.9 of the Code of Administrative Violations.