Freelancer Found Guilty of Hooliganism
On July 28, the Loyeu district court, Homel region, heard the case of Kastus Zhukouski concerning his detention on June 21: three administrative reports were returned for completion to the police, and one charge upheld.
Pavel Sheremet's Body to Return Home Soon
It is expected that the farewell ceremony will take place in Kyiv on Friday, July 22, and the body will be taken to Minsk by plane. Then, on Saturday, the memorial service will take place in All Saints’ Church (ul. Kalinouskaha 121).
Famous Journalist Killed in Car Blast in Kyiv (Updates)
On Wednesday morning, journalist Pavel Sheremet died in a car blast, reports Ukrainska Pravda.
Scandinavian Journalists Bid for Freelancers’ Rights in Belarus
Journalists from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, who participated in the seminar held in Ilsetra (Norway) sent a petition to the Minister of Information Liliya Ananich asking to respect labor rights of freelancer journalists, stop pressure on independent journalists and abolish compulsory accreditation.
Police Seize Computer from a Blogger Who Runs for MP
On July 5 the police seized a computer and a cell phone from blogger Siarhei Piatrukhin who has recently started collecting ballot-access signatures.
Chair of BAJ Attends Conference on Media Freedom and Elections in Berlin
On July 4, the chairperson of BAJ Andrei Bastunets took part in the conference on "Media Freedom as a Cornerstone for Democratic Elections", organized by PACE jointly with the Venice Commission in Berlin.
Six Administrative Protocols and No Excuses from Loyeu
Four administrative charges have been brought against freelancer Kastus Zhukouski and two charges against his colleague Aliaxei Atroshchanka as a result of the rough detention in Loyeu on June 21.
BAJ Applies to Take Part in the Supervisory Council on the Media of CEC during Parliamentary Elections
On July 1, BAJ sent an official letter to the Central Electoral Commission, asking to include its members into the Supervisory Council on the Media, designed to enforce observance of media law and procedures of political agitation during elections.
"Our people know three things: how to run the state, play football and publish Nasha Niva"
The press service of BAJ has talked to Andrei Skurko, the editor-in-chief of Nasha Niva newspaper, to find out what will change in the strategy of the newspaper after it starts being a monthly plus digital newspaper, purely in Belarusian independent outlet.