BelaPAN news agency recognized as extremist group

The decision to assign BelaPAN the status of “extremist formation” was made by the State Security Committee on November 1. The website of the agency or the state media never reported about it.


Authorities invite Polish journalists to Belarus’ side of border to cover migrant crisis

The Belarusian information ministry said on Wednesday that Polish journalists were welcome to come to Belarus’ side of the shared border to cover a worsening migrant crisis.


IPI: Government moves to stamp out remaining independent media

International community must not lose focus on severity of crackdown.


Index Censorship published Andrei Aliaksandrau's letter from prison

The Index on Censorship  published a letter from Andrey Aleksandrov from prison.


Authorities extend detention of sports journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin by another month

5 November. Aliaksandr Ivulin, a journalist with the now-blacklisted sports news website and soccer player who is viewed as a political prisoner by Belarusian human rights groups, has had his pretrial detention extended by another month, the unregistered Viasna Human Rights Center said on Friday.


Protest in cell 15. Iryna Slaunikava and other detainees on hunger strike in detention center

Ten women have been on hunger strike in the double cell 15 in the temporary detention center in Akrestsin Street since the evening of November 3. There were plenty of reasons for this: it's been more than a year since the detainees were deprived of care packages, they are not taken to the shower or for a walk, the cells were overcrowded, medicines and the necessary medical treatment for COVID-19 were not provided.

Власти заблокировали сайт Белорусской ассоциации журналистов — читайте нас в Telegram 04.11.2021

Authorities blocked website of Belarusian Association of Journalists

The Ministry of Information of Belarus has decided to block the access of Belarusian users to the website of our organization — the main independent journalistic association of the country. In August this year, the Supreme Court canceled our registration status.


Belsat TV’s site, social media accounts labeled extremist group by police

According to the decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, groups of citizens united with the help of Belsat online media were recognized as extremist groups and banned from operating in the Republic of Belarus.


Belarusian journalists and BAJ won Free Media Awards

The winners of the Free Media Awards were awarded in Hamburg, all this year's winners being Belarusians. The winners were announced back in August. These are Katsiaryna Barysevich, Katsiaryna Andreyeva, Daria Chultsova, Natallia Lubneuskaya, the TUT.BY media outlet, and the Belarusian Association of Journalists.


MASS MEDIA IN BELARUS. E-NEWSLETTER No.2 (64) 2021. Persecution of journalists in 2021

The situation in Belarusian mass media field has critically aggravated since the time of Presidential election a year ago.