Analytical review of the human rights situation in Belarus. July – September 2015

This analytical report is the result of cooperation between the Belarusian human rights organizations: Belarusian Helsinki Committee (RHRPA “BHC”), The Belarusian Association of Journalists (PA “BAJ”), The Assembly Of Pro-Democratic NGOs of Belarus, Legal Transformation Center, Human Rights Center “Viasna”, Committee “Salidarnasc”.


KGB Reveals Criminal Surveillance Group

  On October 29, the KGB published the press release that a special operation had been held to detain a group of people who eavesdropped on businessmen, politicians, journalists of state-run and independent media for three years.


Belarusian Movie after Alexander Feduta Book Wins Award at Szczecin European Film Festival

"Amerykanka. All included", the film by Viktar Korzun, written after the book by Alexander Feduta "American Poems", was awarded as the best documentary at the Polish festival of European Cinema in Szczecin.


International Journalism Competition Belarus in Focus 2015: Call for Applications

Ukrainian crisis and presidential elections have become important reasons for international media to pay attention to Belarus. Are you interested in Belarus? Have you written articles about this country in 2015?


Mass Media Week in Belarus. Info-posting October 5 – 25, 2015

The presidential elections on October 11 went by with many violations of journalists’ rights, such as denial of information on electoral updates, interference into their work at and near polling stations, bans to take photo and video recording.


CEC Denied Information to Independent Newspaper

  The independent newspaper Nasha Niva remarked that minutes at some polling stations were re-written after finalization of ballots count. The data publicized upon completion of counting of ballots at precinct electoral commissions did not coincide with respective results announced further at territorial electoral commissions.


Blogger Beaten and Fined at a Political Protest Action

Blogger Viktar Nikitsenka was detained, beaten and then fined at a protest action against the Russian military airbase on October 13.


An Hour after Nobel - Full Text of Sviatlana Alexievich's Press Conference

The first press conference of the Nobel prize winner in literature Sviatlana Alexievich  was held in the editorial office of the “Nasha Niva” newspaper. The writer described her first feelings when she learnt that she’d got the prize.


BAJ Becomes Full Member of IFEX

On October 8, BAJ has become full-time member of IFEX.