The annual meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, on 8-9 October, unanimously adopted a resolution on the dissolution of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), an EFJ affiliate.
Henadz Mazheyka, a journalist of Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus, has been charged with two articles of the Criminal Code: inciting social hatred or discord and insulting a government official. Henadz is in the Zhodzina pre-trial detention center quarantined for coronavirus, he cannot be visited by lawyers and relatives, care packages are not allowed.
Minsk, 7 October. The Belarusian information ministry announced on Thursday that it would consider a request for restoring access to www.kp.by, the website of the Belarus version of Russia’s newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
The Investigative Committee of Belarus has opened a fresh criminal case against journalists and executives with ТУТ.бай, once the country’s largest independent news outlet that was crushed by the authorities earlier this year.
Hienadź Mažejka, a reporter for the Belarus version of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, was not released after the expiry of his initial 72-hour detention on October 5.
The editorial office of the Hantsavitski chas newspaper has been searched, devices have been seized. The office survived searches in July 2021 and December 2020.
Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist’s arrest cannot be supported if related to his work, Kremlin spokesperson says
If the arrest of Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist Hienadź Mažejka is related to his professional activities, “undoubtedly, such actions cannot be approved of,” Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin, told reporters on Monday.
Aliaksandr Ivulin, a journalist with the now-blacklisted sports news website by.tribuna.com and soccer player, has had his pretrial detention extended again, the unregistered Viasna Human Rights Center reported on Monday.
Newspaper reports arrest of its journalist who wrote article about deadly KGB raid
Komsomolskaya Pravda will send its envoy to Minsk on October 4 in connection with the arrest of its journalist Hienadź Mažejka, the Russian newspaper reported with reference to its editor in chief, Vladimir Sungorkin.