EFJ demands release of 15 detained journalists in Belarus

15 journalists were arrested for covering protests against the presidential inauguration, electoral fraud and violence. Most of these journalists have been released, but 15 journalists are still in prison. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) demands their release.


Five journalists detained in Belarus on Sunday, September 27

Sunday, 27 September, was the 50th day of protests. People gathered to protest in Minsk and other Belarusian cities. According to the human rights center Viasna, about 360 people were detained. Among them, there were journalists.


8 journalists detained on Saturday, September 26

On Saturday, September 26th, women held protest marches in Belarus. The police detained both protesters and journalists.


Journalists detained while greeting colleagues released from Akrestsina detention center. They were arrested and fined

Dzianis Hancharenka and Ales Lubianchuk were detained near Akrestsina detention center. They were there to greet their colleagues who had served 11 days in jail — photographers Alexander Vasukovich and Uladz Hrydzin.


Nasha Niva chief editor Yahor Martsinovich detained as suspect in criminal case

Editor-in-chief of Nasha Niva Yahor Martsinovich is suspected under Article 188 of the Criminal Code (libel). He will spend the next three days in an isolation ward.

Repressions against journalists in Belarus, 2020 (chart) 23.09.2020

Repressions against journalists in Belarus, 2020 (chart)

The list includes incidents which the Belarusian Association of Journalists regards as violations of journalists' rights, committed by representatives of the authorities.


Nasha Niva to be fined for the situation around injury of their journalist

Nasha Niva journalist  Natalia Lubneuskaya was wounded on August 10 -- an unknown riot policeman shot her in the leg at close range. The criminal case has still not been started, and the Investigative Committee is still conducting a "chekup".


On Sunday Dzianis Borshch, Siarhei Kazlovich and Mikalai Maminau were detained in Minsk

While covering the March of Justice on Sunday in Minsk,  journalist Dzianis Borshch and blogger of "Not on TV" channel Siarhei Kazlovich were detained in Minsk.