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Ways to support independent media on February 9. And every day 31.12.2022

Ways to support independent media on February 9. And every day

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya made a global call to support independent media and journalists on the International Day of Solidarity with Belarus (February 9). February 9 will mark 1.5 years of peaceful protest against violence, lawlessness, and state terror in Belarus. "While the resistance of millions of Belarusians continues underground in various creative forms, independent media are at the forefront of the struggle. Courageous journalists, bloggers, and influential media figures keep up working in the country and exile, despite severe repression and personal insecurity."

BAJ, Viasna and ABF start collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine in Vilnius 01.12.2022

BAJ, Viasna and ABF start collecting humanitarian aid for Ukraine in Vilnius

Everyone can join: bring the things and food from the list or make a donation.

28.07.2022

The journalists of Belarus in exile

Belarus is one of the most difficult countries in Europe for independent journalists to work in. Since the rigged presidential election in 2020, the journalists have been a target for the regime and at least 300 journalists have been forced into exile. Now they are struggling to cover the news in their homeland from a distance.

19.07.2022

TUT.BY journalist Alena Talkachova released from jail

On 18 July, journalist Alena Talkachova, a defendant in the “TUT.BY case,” was released from the pre-trial detention center in Minsk, reported Volha Loika, another defendant in the case.

14.07.2022

Intex-press journalist Yury Hantsarevich sentenced to 2.5 years in jail

The journalist was found guilty of "facilitating extremist activities" (Article 364-4, Part 1) by sending photos of military aircrafts at Baranavichy airfield to the RFE/RL Belarus Telegram channel, reports Intex-press.

13.07.2022

EFJ: Belarus: journalist Katsiaryna Andreeva sentenced to 8 years for alleged treason

Belarusian journalist Katsiaryna Andreeva, a correspondent with the Poland-based independent broadcaster Belsat TV, has been sentenced on July 13 to eight years in prison for alleged treason charges. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) denounces this parody of justice and calls on the authorities in Belarus to stop harassing and prosecuting media workers, and release all journalists imprisoned for their work.