Journalist Alexander Ivulin is free!
As Tribuna.com reports, Tribuna journalist Alexander Ivulin has been free since February 17. He has already left Belarus.
IFJ suspends Russian union
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today suspended the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) from membership following a vote of the Federation’s global Executive Committee.
Ex-press.by texts declared extremist
Viasna HRC reported that the prosecutor of the Barysau District filed a petition to the court to recognize the information products posted on the ex-press.by website as extremist.
Another verdict for media worker: Yury Hladchuk handed 2.5-year sentence
Yury Hladchuk, a special projects editor at Avtobiznes portal, was sentenced to 2.5 years of imprisonment, a source reported to Novy Chas. At the end of February, Minsk City Court will consider the appeal against the verdict.
Propaganda and desinformation in Belarus
Intex-Press reporter detained after interrogation
An Intex-Press Publishing House staff member was detained for 72 hours.
“Trivial revenge and desire to demonstrate their control.” Yan Rudzik comments on trial
A court hearing in the case of the Nexta bloggers Stsiapan Putsila and Yan Rudzik has been scheduled at Minsk Regional Court on 16 February. They will be tried in absentia under the so-called “special proceedings”. Raman Pratasevich is also expected to attend, but his legal status – defendant or witness – has not been disclosed.
Zerkalo.io TikTok page declared extremist
According to Reform.by, the Ministry of Information added new items to the national list of extremist resources.
Prosecutor General's Office set to declare Belarusian Investigative Center extremist organization
Viasna Human Rights Center reports that Prosecutor General Andrei Shved lodged a legal application to the Supreme Court requesting to recognize the Belarusian Investigative Center as an extremist organization and ban its activities on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
Malanka Media recognized as "extremist formation"
The Belarusian authorities recognized the Malanka Media project as an extremist formation. The ruling was made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs on February 15.