Representatives of European journalistic unions spoke in support of their Belarusian colleagues on May 3
The participants of the conference of the European Federation of Journalists joined the marathon of solidarity with Belarusian colleagues, which was launched by the Belarusian Association of Journalists and the Lithuanian Union of Journalists in Vilnius.
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"We stand by the truth, we stand together!" A marathon of solidarity with the imprisoned journalists started in Vilnius
Thirty-three names, thirty-three journalists behind bars, thirty-three portraits in the center of Vilnius... This number is particularly dramatic today, on World Press Freedom Day. In order to draw attention to the situation of the media in Belarus, Belarusian and Lithuanian journalists held a solidarity rally. This is the first action within the whole solidarity marathon, which is to be held in many countries of the world.
The website and social media pages of Intex-press, the most popular Baranavichy newspaper, were recognized as extremist
We are talking about a large non-governmental regional editorial office Intex-press.by, as well as its media pages on Instagram, Twitter, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Facebook, Tiktok, Telegram, and YouTube.
“I couldn’t even withdraw the money.” Belarusian journalists’ bank accounts still blocked in Ukraine
Owning a bank account in Ukraine as a Belarusian journalist is still problematic. After the war started, they were frozen, and attempts to withdraw cash were mostly unsuccessful, said journalist Ales Minau, who has been living in Kyiv since late 2021.
Belarusian journalists win action against Belarus
The UN Human Rights Committee considered a complaint of four Belarusian journalists and found Belarus guilty of violating their right to seek and impart information, enshrined in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
EX-PRESS.BY independent media deprived of domain name
The Belarusian Association of Journalists became aware of another case of extrajudicial deprivation of the domain name of a non-state media outlet in the Belarusian segment of the Internet. This time the editorial board of EX-PRESS.BY came under attack, an Internet resource reporting on the events in Barysau and Zhodzina.
"Extremist" media to lose Belarusian domain names
A number of independent publications have already been included in the list of "extremist organizations" based exclusively on a decision of the State Security Committee, and now the authorities have decided to deprive the editorial offices of their Belarusian domain names.
Jubilee behind bars: Larysa Shchyrakova turns 50
13 April marked the 50th anniversary of Larysa Shchyrakova, a Homel journalist and local historian. However, it is impossible to congratulate Larysa in person, as she will celebrate her anniversary behind bars.