Media in Belarus Conference: Challenges and Chances
The two-day conference “Mass Media in Belarus: Challenges and Chances” gathered media professionals, civil society and governmental officials from Belarus and abroad. Some important messages below briefly explain what issues are faced by journalistic community in Belarus, and not only, from the perspective of laws and politics.
Media in Belarus Conference, Day Two
On the conference’ second day, the speakers touched upon the issues of economic hardships, copyright disputes and the specific of online transition of traditional independent mass media. Some remarkable excerpts from the conference can be found below.
International Conference on Media Challenges Held in Minsk
On February 13 – 14, the Belarusian Association of Journalists jointly with the Media Institute Fojo held a press conference “Mass Media in Belarus: Challenges and Chances”.
Belarus State in Two Minds about Ukrainian Writer
Within a day, Belarusian law enforcement agencies forbid the prominent poet and writer Serhiy Zhadan to stay in Belarus, but then overturned the ban.
Polish MFA Ends Contract with Belsat
The Radio Svaboda reports that the Polish MFA has stopped financing Belsat TV.
Russia Bans a Ukrainian Journalist to Stay in Belarus
The incident took place at the hotel were the shooting crew of the independent Ukrainian channel was staying. Vital Sizou was instructed to leave the territory of Belarus for the reason that he was on the Russian list of unwelcomed persons.
Belarus to Extradite Blogger Alexander Lapshin to Azerbaijan
As reported on January 20, the Belarusian General prosecutor’s office ruled to extradite Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin to Azerbaijan, where he is accused of separatism.
BAJ.by Website Hit by Cyber Attack
On the evening and at night on January 18, the website of the Belarusian Association of Journalists baj.by was subject to a heavy DoS-attack.
Eleven Websites Blocked for Breach of Advertising Law
The Ministry of Information has blocked 11 websites for publication of inappropriate advertising, says a press release on the website of the agency.
Wins and Fails of 2016, the legal side
BAJ summed up the main events of 2016, the story retold by BAJ lawyer Aleh Aheyeu.