Reporter Gets Moral Damage Compensation for Unlawful Imprisonment in KGB
In 2012, a reporter and then a student of journalism department Anton Surapin spent a month in the KGB detention center for allegedly aiding the teddy bear air drop team.
Amendments to Internet Control Prepared Secretly from the Public
On April 21, in the annual speech addressed to the Belarusian people, Aliaksandr Lukashenko told that the Ministry of Information had been charged with a task to draft a new law to control the Internet.
Press Freedom Week in Review
In the first week of May, Belarus celebrated a whole bunch of holidays, and press freedom day was not an exception. Although, there is not much freedom of the press here, as Freedom House described it in the recent report, and the media environment is not normal, as IREX aptly noticed, Belarusian journalists still enjoy enough freedom to talk about freedom, and that was the highlight of May 3rd.
Popular Belarusian-Language Newspaper Changes Format
After 25 years of publishing, the popular independent newspaper in the Belarusian language Nasha Niva changes its weekly format for monthly, with the prevailing medium to be the webpage nn.by.
Belarus Blogger Wins The Bobs-2016 User Award in Russian
The blog of Viktar Malisheuski antijournalist.by won the most voices in the international contest of Deutsche Welle The Bobs-2016 (Best of Online Activism) in the nomination "Best website or blog in the Russian language".
Investigative Committee Dismissed the Case of Pavel Dabravolski
After three months’ check-up, the investigative committee dismissed the claim of TUT.by journalist Pavel Dabravolski that he had been unjustly beaten in court building.
E-NEWSLETTER: MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS Bulletin #1(47) (January – March 2016)
“There exists a certain probability that the Web-content will be tracked more actively than before, in order to stop dissemination of negative rumors or people’s self-organization attempts…”, - Pauliuk Bykouski, media expert.
AP Report about Chernobyl Sparks Denials and Allegations of Provocation
Belarus authorities deny AP information that dairy products from a farm in the south of Belarus fall short of radioactive norms.
Brest Court Recognizes Two Books by Zianon Pazniak as Extremist Literature
On April 20, the Maskouski district court of Brest recognized two books by Zianon Pazniak "Good Photography" and "Defense of Kurapaty. People's Memorial" as extremist literature.
Recidivist from Journalism (interview from Abajour, abridged)
Kastus Zhukouski manages to do journalism, civil activism and defense of his own rights. Local law enforcement agencies take his name as a synonym to the word “opposition”. He is not going to reassure them, though.