Henadz Davydzka, chairperson of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company, has started work as a proxy for Aliaksandr Lukashenka as a presidential candidate since September 10. However, on September 11 he anchored the program Editors’ Club on TV (broadcast September 13), which is a violation of law, as journalists and media officials are prohibited to report on electoral campaign in the media and are prohibited to host TV and radio programs if they are candidates’ agents.
The ADAMI Media Prize aims to increase media interest in the promotion of cultural diversity and to encourage networking amongst programme managers and filmmakers in Eastern Europe.
On September 16, the Belarusian Association of Journalists celebrates its 20th annivesary.
On September 12, history and politics scientist, the editor of newspaper Novy Chas Aliaxei Karol died of a serious disease.
On August 31, the newspaper Novy Chas again requested for services of Belsayuzdruk, state distributor of printed press.
At the end of August, six political prisoners were released, including BAJ member Yauhen Vaskovich. Meantime, pressure on independent mass media, including prosecution under art. 22.9, denial of services and interference into work of journalists at task continued in its ordinary manner.