“We stand in full solidarity with our brave colleagues!” The IFJ keeps torch of solidarity with journalist prisoners burning

In front of the building of the European Commission in Brussels, members of the International Federation of Journalists and its European regional organization organized an action in support of Belarusian imprisoned journalists. The action was held as part of the Marathon of Solidarity launched by BAJ on World Press Freedom Day.


BAJ website censored in Russia

The Roskomnadzor consumer watchdog has blocked access to several Russian, Belarusian, and Ukrainian websites on the grounds of military censorship. The list includes the website of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.


Germany takes part in political prisoner solidarity marathon

Former political prisoners say that every word of support they received was empowering and very inspiring. That is why a solidarity marathon with imprisoned journalists is so important. This time, a solidarity event was held in Berlin.


Ministry of Information cancels registration of Narodnaya Volya newspaper

The Ministry of Information has canceled the certificate of state registration of the newspaper Narodnaya Volya.


Increased repression against the Belarusian Union of Journalists

The regime in Belarus has declared that the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) logo is an extremist symbol.


IPI denounces designation of Zerkalo as “extremist formation”

The International Press Institute (IPI) and its global network today denounce the decision by authorities in Belarus to designate Zerkalo, the country’s most popular independent news site, as an “extremist formation”.


BAJ logo declared extremist

The website, social media pages and logo of the Belarusian Association of Journalists have been included in the national list of extremist content. It is noteworthy that the name of the public organization was misspelled in the decision.


Ranak TV channel staff members detained and fined

The arrested employees of the Ranak TV channel have been charged with administrative offenses. They were accused of broadcasting “extremist” content. The court sentenced the arrested men to seven days of administrative detention, while the women were fined, Mediazona Belarus reported, citing the Homel chapter of the Viasna Human Rights Center.


“If one of us is imprisoned, the other one takes the child and leaves the country.” The key from the report of human rights activists on the psychological state of political emigrants

The psychological problems of Belarusian political emigrants, including journalists, have become the center of attention of human rights activists. Many are still going through traumatic experiences, struggling with depression, separation from loved ones.


Tatsiana Pytko, wife of imprisoned cameraman Viachaslau Lazarau, detained

The woman was arrested on June 6 and is currently in custody. Tatsiana and Viachaslau’s daughter, who is just over a year old, has been sent to a children’s hospital as there is no family or guardian nearby.