Journalist Pavel Mazheika sentenced to six years in prison

On July 26, Pavel Mazheika, a journalist and public figure, and Yulia Yurhilevich, a former lawyer, received their sentencing from the Hrodna Regional Court. Both were sentenced to six years in prison.


Online solidarity marathon "We care!" to be held on July 29. Proceeds to support political prisoners and their families

The fight against injustice and evil is a long-distance race. On Saturday, July 29, Belarusian independent media will unite to hold an online solidarity marathon "We care!” All proceeds will go to support political prisoners and their families. More than 20 independent media will participate in the event. BAJ will also join the action.


Helping photojournalist Gennady Veratinsky to settle in a new country

Gennady Veratinsky — photojournalist, member of BAJ and member of the opposition United Civil Party (UCP). Now the photojournalist, who has a disability of the 2nd group, needs help to get settled in a new country.


Solidarity action at Tutaka Festival: Tsikhanouskaya, Latushka, Ivulin, and others support imprisoned journalists

During the Tutaka Festival, which took place in Podlasie (Poland), the marathon of solidarity with imprisoned journalists, initiated by the BAJ, continued. Politicians, singers, and other famous Belarusians supported our colleagues who are now behind bars.


RFE/RL Belarus and Belsat TV the only two Belarusian media allowed at NATO summit

According to BAJ, only representatives of RFE/RL Belarus and Belsat TV were accredited to the NATO summit in Vilnius.


Journalist Iryna Slaunikava celebrates second birthday behind bars

Iryna Slaunikava, who was sentenced to five years in prison for allegedly "creating an extremist formation," turned 53 on July 12.


BAJ representative takes part in UN HRC’s 53rd session

The representative of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Volha Khvoin, took part in an event held during the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council titled “Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Belarus is in Question”.