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.
Court Declares Journalist Wrong, Orders to Refute Nuclear Milk Report
On December 22, the Economic Court of Minsk, Judge Tatsiana Sapieha, sustained the claim of Milkavita dairy company against Associated Press reporter Yuras Karmanau: the correspondent has to write and send to the news agency refutation of the report about radiation detected in milk produced a few kilometers away from the Chernobyl zone.
Draft on Budget Cuts for Belsat Alarms Channel Managers
Unofficial sources report that the Polish Government is planning to cut down on the budget of Belsat TV channel, a unit within the TVP company. The cut by two thirds for 2017 has not yet been approved, but rumors of the existing draft document have been confirmed by Agnieszka Romaszewska, chief director of Belsat, reports the Polish website wpolityce.pl.
Tor Audience in Belarus Rise after Blocking
Since early December, authorities in Belarus have blocked Tor – the program that enables anonymous access to websites including those that are blocked for some reasons by national operators. The Ministry of Communications explained that the sanction was aimed to prevent access to banned resources rather than to prevent anonymous access.
Belarus Human Rights Award Laureates Honored on the Eve of December 10
On the eve of the Human Rights Day, human rights community in Belarus awards most prominent activists of the year.
Investigative Committee Detains Two Bloggers over Inciting National Hate (UPD)
The Investigative Committee have initiated criminal cases under article 130 (inciting hatred) against Yury Paulavets and Dzmitry Alimkin, the official statement confirms on December 8.
BAJ Meet Information Minister to Discuss Distribution of Independent Press
On December 7, BAJ representatives had a meeting with Information Minister Liliya Ananich to discuss the burning issues of journalistic community.
Expert Testifies the Radiation Tests Were Incorrect
On December 7, the Economic Court of Minsk continued consideration of the lawsuit filed by Milkavita dairy company against an AP correspondent Yuras Karmanau.