Editor in chief of Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda describes situation regarding its Belarus version as arbitrariness

 Vladimir Sungorkin, editor in chief of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, has described the situation regarding its Belarus version as arbitrariness.


Moscow says it expects Belarus to respect rights of detained Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist

The Russian foreign ministry expects that the rights of a Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist who is currently detained in Belarus will be respected, Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for the ministry, told reporters in Moscow on Saturday.  


Newspaper reports arrest of its journalist who wrote article about deadly KGB raid

Minsk, 2 October. Hienadź Mažejka, a journalist with the Belarus version of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, has been arrested and placed in a detention center in Minsk, according to the newspaper. 


Blocking of website of Russian newspaper’s Belarus version angers Kremlin

The Kremlin has condemned the Belarusian government’s move to block access to the website of a Russian newspaper’s Belarus version over an interview with a former classmate of a Minsk man killed by Committee for State Security (KGB) officers during a raid on his apartment.


Information ministry reproaches state newspaper over controversial cartoon that angered Catholic Church

The information ministry has reproached a state newspaper for publishing a controversial cartoon likening Catholic priests to Nazis earlier this month.


Editor in chief of Russian newspaper criticizes blocking of website of its Belarus version

 The editor in chief of Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda has criticized the Belarusian authorities’ move to block the website of the popular newspaper’s Belarus edition over an interview with a former classmate of a Minsk man who was killed during Tuesday’s raid by Committee for State Security (KGB) officers on his apartment.


Information ministry accuses newspaper of producing content threatening national security

The website of the Belarus version of Russia’s newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda has been blocked over content that may create “sources of threats to national security” by artificially stirring up tension and conflict between the public and the government, the information ministry said on Wednesday.


TV presenter Pytleva charged with calling to actions that harm national security

Ekaterina Pytleva, program director of Malanka Media, is charged with Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code - "Creation of an extremist formation."

23.09.2021 media website blocked by authorities

On 22 September, editors received a decision from the Prosecutor’s Office of Hrodna Region. They were informed that website is blocked and “access to its social media pages is restricted by including the identifier of this Internet resource in the list of restricted access”.


Salihorsk-based publication Lider-Press forced to quit media field after 28 years of activity

Salihorsk public edition Lider-Press has to “finally leave the media field” on October 1 after 28 years of work. Last year the edition covered the presidential election and mass protest actions. In March 2021, the Lider-Press editorial board stopped issuing the print version of the newspaper. In June this year, searches were conducted in apartments of the media founders.